August 3, 1971 – January 16, 2023
Michael James Birchett (Mike) passed away January 16, 2023 in his home. Michael was born on August 3, 1971 in Alexandria, Virginia. His parents are Sandra Lee Butterfield and David Vernon Bird. He married his sweetheart, Kristi Jo Hellewell on August 22, 1992.
Michael was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and friend. He made friends everywhere he went and was loved by all who knew him. Michael adored his children: Austin James Birchett and wife, Paola; Kaila Mikenzie Fredrick and husband, Preston; Isaac Michael Birchett and wife Amberly, and Adriana Mari Birchett. He was crazy about his grandson, Liam James Birchett, and looked forward to the arrival of his granddaughter in July 2023.
Michael was a master plumber and an entrepreneur. He and Kristi founded Admiral Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling together in 2001 and managed the business until they sold it in 2022.
Michael’s faith was central to his life. He served in various callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a missionary in the Mississippi, Jackson Mission (1990-1992). Among other callings, he served in the Young Men’s organization, bishoprics, the high council, and as the bishop of the Payson 20th Ward.
Michael loved to play sports and games. He enjoyed playing basketball, golfing, playing board games, traveling with his wife, spending time outdoors, cheering on his favorite teams, and delighting others with his grilling skills. He kept people laughing and was always the life of the party.
Michael was well loved and will be greatly missed. He was a light to all who were blessed to know him. Although he was called home early, his lasting influence will be felt through countless lifetimes.
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