Walking On -- Michael T. Bolton

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Michael T. Bolton

Sept. 26, 1967 – May 15, 2017

Michael Bolton was born on Sept. 26, 1967, to Marcia Rife and Edward Bolton Sr. in Salem, Ore. He was one of five children. Growing up with many siblings, Michael knew the importance of taking care of his family. He passed these values on to his own five children, each one of whom he loved dearly.

Michael married the love of his life, Faith Helene Bolton, on May 10, 2002, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He owned property in Priest River, Idaho, where he had a small ranch with several horses where he put all of his passion into his animals. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.

Michael, Faith and their family resided in Idaho until 2005. Michael and Faith relocated to Grand Ronde from 2005-12 and Michael ran for Tribal Council in 2011.

They eventually settled down in St. Helens, Ore., in 2012 in order for Faith to follow her dreams. He supported his wife with anything she wished to do. Michael enjoyed painting, music, spending time with his family and cooking for the people that he loved.

Michael had an unconditional love for his family, horses and dogs. He loved to bead and craft with his wife. He would make dreamcatchers and chokers. He loved teaching his culture to others. Michael passed on his passion for cooking and caring for his boxers to his grandchildren. Most of all, Michael was known for taking care of his family and friends, and always making others laugh. He was always reliable and a hard worker, and would help anyone in need if he could.

Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Marcia. He is survived by his father, Edward Sr.; his wife of 15 years, Faith Bolton; their children, Tiffany Bolton, Anna Marie Profaunt, Michael Bolton Jr., Charles Heward and Ashley Heward; and eight grandchildren, Denisha, Caliegh, Charles Jr., Tayah, Jayden, David, Britton Jr., Kane and Roman, as well as two grandchildren on the way; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A viewing and funeral service for Michael Bolton will be held at noon Sunday, May 21, at the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Cemetery, 9245 Grand Ronde Road, with a reception to follow at the Tribal Community Center, 9615 Grand Ronde Road.

God bless all for your help and attendance in advance. We understand for those who cannot be present. Know He and I understand.

If you have questions, please contact Faith Bolton at 503-863-9296.