Michael Lane Galliett Sr. died on August 5, 2019 in his home in Brigham City, Utah, after courageously battling an extended illness. He was born on July 16, 1963 in Santa Cruz, California to William (Bill) Galliett Sr. and Phyllis Galliett.
Mike grew up in Santa Cruz, California, where he attended Soquel High School and enjoyed the ocean and BMX bicycling.
He moved to Brigham City, Utah during his senior year of high school and graduated from Box Elder Adult Education in 1981. After high school Mike
proudly served in the First Battalion of the 145th Field Artillery of the Utah National Guard for 10 years, where he made friendships he treasured throughout his life.
Mike married Carol Graham (Myers) in Brigham City in 1984. They were later divorced. From their union, they were blessed with two sons, Shawn Dee Galliett and Michael Lane Galliett, Jr., who were the pride of Mike’s life. Shawn and Michael inherited their father’s quick wit and love of adventure. Mike later married LaDawna Rae Eskelsen in 2004 and they made their home in Brigham City. They were happily married for 14 years, until LaDawna’s death in October 2018.
During his life in Brigham City, Mike worked at Whitaker Construction, Storm Products, and most recently, Chromalox. Mike was an avid motorcycle rider, music lover, he loved cooking for his friends and family making them laugh and watching them enjoy the meal he prepared. He will always be remembered for his quick wit.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, his wife, and his brother, Bill Jr. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis, his sons: Shawn (Kate) Galliett, Michael Galliett Jr., brother Robert (Bob) Galliett, nieces Chelsea and Cassidy Galliett, and his beloved grandson, Henry Galliett.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Myers Mortuary 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, Utah.
The family would like to thank, Brigham City Police Department for their quick response and respect towards Mike Sr. and his family. The many friends and family who have reached out with love and support during this difficult time.