PORTLAND - Timothy D. "Tim" Mikesell, 57, of Pendleton died Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Portland. Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 in the Pilot Rock Baptist Church. A private inurnment will be held in the Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton.
Mr. Mikesell was born July 8, 1951, in Willits, Calif., to Donald and Nina (Moore) Mikesell. He grew up in many locations in California and then his family moved to Baker City, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1969. After his graduation he worked at driving log truck. He was married to Bonnie Hart and three children were born to that marriage; he later married Debra Brown and they had one child.
He came to Pendleton in 1980 and continued to drive truck for a time. He later worked for the Juvenile Department, working there until 1996. He then began working at contracting and started his own business, Mikesell Home Repair. He ran that business as well as working for the Umatilla Chemical Depot until recently, when he left the depot to concentrate more on his home repair business. In 1991 he married Nikki (Nash) DeVault in Pendleton.
Mr. Mikesell is survived by his wife, Nikki Mikesell of Pendleton; children Misty Mikesell-Horn of Pendleton, Zack Mikesell of Kuna, Idaho, Molly Mikesell of Elgin and Sara Perkins of Pendleton; sisters Sharon White of Pasco, Wash., and Cindy Calder of Baker City; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepdaughter Michelle Wallace, who died in March of this year.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Cancer Aid and Research for the VFW or the Arbor Day Foundation, in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.
Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.