GLENROCK – Micheal Thomas Calmes, 68, formerly of Guernsey, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 23, 2019, surrounded by family. Mike has gone to join his Savior Jesus Christ, his parents Joseph and Virginia Calmes, and grandparents Ernest and Esther Carbis. Baptized in his first year of life he attended Sunday School faithfully and was re-baptized in the Rio Grande River in the 1990s. His faith in Jesus Christ grew stronger throughout his lifetime. Mike is breathing easy now in heaven. His 10-year bout with pulmonary fibrosis is over. He wanted all to know he left this world a happy camper and everything will be all right.
Mike is survived by Sue, his wife of 36 years, daughter Emily, son Kaleb, three grandchildren MaKayla, Brayden, and Ethan and many other family members and friends who blessed his final days on Earth with games, laughter, tears, and an abundance of love. He enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing, camping, photography, reading, music, daily devotions and woodworking.
Mike cared deeply about children and was passionate about teaching. He was an educator in Converse County School District No. 2 for 38 years. Upon retirement in 2012 his focus was getting healthier, spoiling his wife, enjoying his children and grandchildren and traveling.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either of the following: The Mike Calmes Memorial 4-6 Playground Fund or the Mike Calmes Christian Youth Fund. Mail donations to Hilltop Bank, PO Box 640, Glenrock, WY 82637. Checks are to be made out to the fund to which you are contributing. If contributing to the Christian Youth Fund, please note in the memo the name of the local church you desire be supported.
A memorial service is planned for noon on July 24, 2020, at Glenrock Intermediate School in Glenrock. Further details are on bustardcares.com.