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Michael J. Gomez

May 30, 1946 — March 12, 2022

Michael J. Gomez

Mike passed away on March 12, 2022, in the arms of his loved ones, at McKay Dee Hospital.  He was born on May 30, 1946, to Jack J. Gomez and Cleo Gomez in Ogden, Utah.

 

Mike graduated from Ben Lomond High School and later joined the army.  He was employed at DDO, Volvo White, and McKay Dee Hospital throughout his years, and operated the 4th Street BMX track "Thunder Hill" in the 80's.

 

He married and later divorced after having one son, Stacy Clow.

 

He then married Nancy Ulvang, with her sons Shane Caffall and Jason Tolman. Together, they had twins, Aleah and Brandon Gomez, and later a daughter, Ashlie Gomez.  After 18 years they divorced but remained close friends.

 

Mike loved camping and teaching his children and grandchildren how to fish and hunt. He had amazing artistic abilities, including Indian sand paintings, drawing, and taxidermy.

 

He was an active Sun Dancer for 32 years with Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, and the leader of the sweat lodge in Hooper, Utah for many years.  He also helped rehab bald eagles at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah.

 

Mike touched the hearts of everyone he came in contact with, including kids he helped at job corp.

 

He will be missed so much.

 

Mike is survived by his companion, Marie Porter and her son David Porter, sister Cindy (Scott) Lockwood, sister Cherie (Don) Vancamp, daughter Aleah (Damon) Burton, son Brandon Gomez, son Shane (Brandi) Caffall, son Jason Tolman, son Stacy Clow, 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Dennis Gomez, his daughter Ashlie Gomez, granddaughter Sara Clow and grandson Zach Clow.

 

Funeral will be Friday, March 18, 2022, at Leavitt's Mortuary at 836 36th St, Ogden, Utah. Viewing is 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm and services at 2:00 pm.

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Friday, March 18, 2022

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