In Memoriam: Michael Provonsha (June 4, 1937 – April 4, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary

Michael Arwin Provonsha passed away peacefully on April 4, 2022. Mike was born in Provo, Utah on June 4, 1937 to Merrill and Lois Provonsha.

He later moved to Hayward, California with his family where he married Diane Pixley, his wife of 47 years.

Mike had a talent for everything mechanical. While working at Hunts Foods in Hayward his talent was soon recognized and he was made a millwright then later a supervisor. In 1971, he moved his family to Silverton, Oregon when he accepted an opportunity as a millwright at Birds Eye Foods in Woodburn, Oregon. Mike enjoyed gardening and farming and had a special appreciation for raising livestock.

Mike is survived by his son, Don (Melodi) Provonsha; daughter, Michelle Brenden Provonsha; daughter, Denise (Sean) Parker; granddaughter Madeline Brenden; grandson Samuel Brenden; granddaughter Alice Parker and great granddaughter Baylee Brenden.

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