Today, heaven gained another angel. Michael William Spencer died as a result of a car accident on January 20, 2021. He was a member of the CTSI (Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians) #2089; He was also a member of the Newport Lighthouse Vineyard Church in Newport.
Michael was born September 11, 1988 to Virginia Martin and Jack Spencer. The couple split and Virginia married Richard Slonecker. Although Richard did not adopt the children, he became dad to all of them.
Michael met the love of his life, DeMirra Schroeder, when she wrecked her bicycle at his gas station. Three days later Michael stated “I’m gonna marry that girl mama”. They were married on May 11, 2011 in Newport, OR. They were then blessed with a daughter October 6, 2014.
Michael was a source of sunshine to everyone he met. He never knew a stranger. He always gave people the benefit of the doubt. His favorite sayings were, “Living the dream” and “Another day in paradise”. Michael worked briefly at Toledo Food Fair but returned to work for the Carvers Towne Pump in Toledo. He was a people person who was loved by all he came in contact with. He made people laugh, lifting their spirits even when he was down. Michael brought back window washing to service stations.
A tribal drum send off ceremony was held at 6pm and a candlelight vigil at 8pm on January 22, 2021, both were beautiful services.
There was never a dull moment with Michael around. Michael spent his time playing and dancing with Rozalynn and his wife. Family always came first in his life, and his heart. Michael loved hiking, singing, drawing, writing poetry and cutting wood.
Michael is survived by his wife DeMirra Spencer and his daughter Rozalynn Spencer; father Jack Spencer; parents Virginia and Richard Slonecker; brother Richard Eley (Jennie); sisters Jackilynn Grant (Josh), and Jami Pierce; tons of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a great-great nephew too.
Michael is proceeded in death by his great grandparents, Katherine Klamath and Sam Klamath; grandparents Marie Klamath, Gene Spratt, and Harold Spencer; his uncles Walter Klamath, and Virgil Spratt; his aunt Arliss Chatterson; and Great nephew Aaron Glickert.
Services with be held February 6th at 1:00pm by Newport Vineyard Church. Bateman Funeral Home handled the arrangement.
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