Donn Michael Sage
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March 14, 1939-April 12, 2019
There is an age-old question that asks: “Who is the happiest of men?”
One would not be too far wrong to nominate Mikie. He spent his life building memories that were his comfort in his later years. His family and friends surrounded him at all possible occasions to spend hours and hours in reminiscence of those great times. All of us called him “The Mikie” and we all just knew we were number #1 in his book.
His daughter Lori was always his #1 daughter and reciprocally he was #1 Dad. His son Gary played marathon cribbage games with his Dad competing for the title of #1. They played for keeps! Nobody ever threw a game – EVER! The three of them were constantly reliving and re-enacting the good times, even riding bumper-cars well into Mikie’s 70s!
In 2002 there was a miracle: Mikie met Peggy. They were married July 7, 2007 in a great celebration at his brothers’ country home in Redmond. Their two families gathered from near and far finding that they were indeed kindred spirits. The beauty of the Bride and Groom’s shared lives will live within their hearts forever.
Mikie and Peggy bought a 5th wheel and spend many occasions camping and enjoying all the joys and trials that come with that life style. They opened up their home and camper to all, and many, many of their relatives and friends took them up on the offer!
Mikie had graduated from Highland High School in Yakima, Washington in 1957. He went to work in the Seattle area in various field of endeavor, the last being with a large firm where he quickly rose to a high position. He retired after 25 years having given his family the security that comes with hard work and perseverance.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Emerson and Beverly Sage, and his sister Virginia Sage all of Entiat, Washington.
He is survived by his wife Peggy and his two children, Lorene Sage and Gary Sage of Tigard, Oregon. He is also survived by his two step-sons, Stewart Marsh and Guy Marsh, and their lovely families. Also, by his brother and sister-in-law George and Ila Sage of Redmond, Washington, and his sister Maxine Phillips of Wenatchee, Washington.
A celebration of his life will be held this summer.
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