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Michael Robert Smylie

October 31, 1951 - April 02, 2022


Michael Robert Smylie

October 31, 1951 - April 02, 2022


Obituary For Michael Robert Smylie

Michael Robert Smylie passed away April 2, 2022 in Ione, CA at the age of 70 years old. He was born in Pittsburg, CA on October 31, 1951, a son of Marion Olivia (Gava) and the late Anthony Smylie.

Michael is survived by his wife Linda Smylie of Ione, CA; daughter, Amanda Theresa Smylie, of Ione, CA; son, Matthew James (Catherine) Smylie, of Ione, CA; sister, Nancy (Robert) Swensen, of Jackson, CA; brother, Ronald (Pamela) Smylie, of Ione, CA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Lucian, Alexander, Jacob, and Eliana.

Mike will be dearly missed by family, friends, and former co-workers. The one thing you hear over and over was Mike was “one of a kind” a loving son still to his 92-year-old mother he dearly loved. The best husband any woman could ever have…. There’s no doubt he was an awesome father to Matthew and Amanda, the love for their dad was so very sad and precious as they both tried to save their dad with CPR. He loved his grandchildren more than life itself…. he didn’t just say he loved them he showed his love in so many ways, from playing chess with them, watching movies, and eating popcorn, just lying on the floor to play with them. He was a loving Father-in-law to Cassy, and she loved him like her own dad. Mike was a great friend; he would drop whatever he was doing to help if they needed it and believe me, he could fix anything. He was a valued employee at Calfire for a little over 20 years, he loved his job and it showed in his dedication. His death was sudden and tragic, and he will be dearly missed.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ione, CA. followed by a graveside service at Ione Catholic Cemetery.

Condolences can be made in Michael’s name to Hospice of Amador and Calaveras Counties 1500 S. Hwy 49 #205 Jackson, CA 95642.


13 Apr

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 20 E Washington St Ione, CA 95640 Get Directions »
13 Apr

Graveside Service

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Ione Catholic Cemetery Ione, CA 95640 Get Directions »
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  • 04/29/2022

    It is sad to hear of the passing of Mike. I knew Mike as our swim coach may years ago. He was loved by many. Condolences to his family. Janet (Brown) Heupel

  • 04/25/2022

    Love to you Linda, Matt, Cassie, Amanda and the whole family. Christi and I are so blessed to have spent many good times together with you both. Mike's passing is so hard. His generosity, humor, laughter, and the obvious love he HAS for you all will never be forgotten. We all lost a great man.

  • 04/17/2022

    Nancy, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of being at your Dad and Mom's house growing up with Mike and Ron around. I'm going to Olympia, WA. in June for Kathy {Kohler} Adams 50th wedding anniversary party and so happy that it was Kathy that got you and I back in touch with each other after so many years. Sending you much love and hugs from Missouri. Karla Roser-Davis Barnard, MO.

  • 04/16/2022

    To the Smylie Family, Andy and I were surprised to hear of the passing of Mike. He was such a wonderful person and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. There are never the right words to say at a time like this, just know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you all through this trying time. Andy and Rachel Aguilera

  • 04/15/2022

    Dear Linda & Family, Our hearts are with you all as you mourn your precious: husband, dad, son, brother, uncle and grandfather. Your whole family has been such a blessing to our community. Mike's sudden passing is such a shock! We hope you find comfort in knowing that so many really miss him and will keep you all in their thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy, Jim & Luann Lawton

  • 04/13/2022

    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers today and always. RIP Mike 🌅

  • 04/12/2022

    Prayers to the Smylies, the Valencia's, and the Swensons

  • 04/12/2022

    Linda and Family so sad to hear of Mike's passing. When Tim & I think of Mike we remember his laugh and smile. I can only imagine his laughter and smiles he shared with his grandkids! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Pam & Tim Baker

  • 04/12/2022

    So so many wonderful happy fun memories I wouldn't know where to begin. Mike was a amazing loyal friend I am heart broken and to his family Marion, Linda, all of you, how blessed you were to have had him in your life. I love you Mike Smylie.💞

  • 04/12/2022

    I'm so very sorry to hear of my Ione High School classmate and friend's passing. Michael was a such a good and caring person as a young man, and I gather that he continued to be an amazing human being throughout his life. Sincere condolences to all of his family members and friends. Cindy Hilbert Roberts

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