Edwin Leighton Michaels was born in Pennsylvania on May 11, 1940 and died at home on 12/22/2022 at the age of 82. He joined the NAVY in 1958 where he served on the USS Independence (CVA-62). He received a BS degree from NM Tech in Socorro, NM in 1974, he worked for NASA, Bendix and Motorola to name a few. He loved life and loved to fish, hunt and work on anything that was broken to see if he could fix it.
He is survived by his wife, of the home, Eula Michaels. son-in-law and daughter Jeff & Elaine Orler of Texas and son John Michaels of Arizona, step sons, Donavan Milam of Oklahoma and Brian Milam of New Mexico and step-son-in-law Donnie Allensworth of Oklahoma.
He is also survived by his ex-wife Elizabeth Bischoff, grandchildren, Pierce Van Ardoy, Devyn Van Ardoy, James Orler, Debbie Orler, Holden Michaels, Tyler Milam, Ashley Allensworth, Adam Allensworth and Moriah Milam.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Helen Michaels, brother David Michaels and sister Diana Francis.
Services will be held at the Forest Meadow Baptist Church, in Tijeras, New Mexico on February 18, 2023 at 11AM.