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Mike T. Devin, 57

Mike Devin passed away on October 1, 2021.

He was born on February 10, 1964 to Jim Salisbury and Eddy Devin in Sonoma, California, and later adopted by his forever-dad, Stan Devin. The family moved to Grangeville in 1966 to be closer to extended family.

Through the years, Mike was able to hone his skills as a welder/fabricator. He was gifted and very talented at his trade that became his passion. At the time of his passing, he worked at Kash Ca, Inc. as a supervisor. Mike was the ultimate “throttle jockey”. The faster it went, the better he liked it. Mike was a two-season person-boating in the summer, sledding in the winter.

After high school, Mike married Teresa Gilmore who gave birth to his first daughter, Karen. The marriage later ended in divorce. Mike then had a long-term relationship with Barb Ross, which produced his second daughter, Hailey. In 2019, Mike met and married his best friend and soulmate, Diana Downs Devin. In the short time they had together, they enjoyed weekend boating trips with family and friends, camping, and spoiling their fur baby, Dozer.

Mike was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Frank and Lee Lantz; paternal grandparents Ira and Oleta Devin; dad Stan Devin; mother Eddy Devin; father Jim Salisbury, step brother Carl Salisbury.

He is survived by his wife Diana Devin; daughters Karen Richards and Hailey Devin; sister Beth Keeler; nephew Jesse Keeler and niece Cori Keeler.

A graveside service will be held at the Mount Idaho Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will be held following the service at the Idaho County Veteran’s Center at 318 E. Main St.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Veteran’s Center. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to blackmerfuneralhome.com.

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Condolences to the family of Mike T. Devin, 57

  • Laurie Lester says:

    Beth, I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your brother and mom. My heart hurts for you and I have no words. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Norma Chisholm says:

    Diana, just know we love you very much.

  • Jean Gilmore says:

    I think of Mike nearly every day when I look at the rose bush that has grown around the “Wesley’s Roses” stand he fabricated for Wes’s sandbox converted-to-rose garden nearly 30 years ago. My prayer for his family is that they will all be comforted by the God of all comfort with the comfort He so generously provides.

  • Sharon Key Family says:

    So very sorry for the loss of Mike. Such a heartbreaking loss. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family and friends. May God give you the strength you need to get through this tragic time. Hugs!!

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