Michael Lewis Hallford went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was 60.
Mike was born in Casa Grande, Arizona on September 2, 1961 to Louie "Buck" Hallford and Pauline Brown Hallford. He graduated from Casa Grande Union High School in 1980, and came to Eastern Arizona College with a football scholarship. He played for one year until May 1981. He gave his life to our Lord Jesus Christ on May 23, 1981 where he met his wife Mary Helen. They were married a year later on May 16, 1982. He chose to live for God and build a family.
He loved the beach, fishing and camping, playing card and board games with his sons, family, and friends. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren which he was devoted to and loved very much. Most of all, he was devoted to his Lord Jesus Christ. He wrote, "The most significant thing I can say is I love my God and family. I am amazed that God is not done with me yet. I have one driving force, to know that I will see all of my family in Heaven."
Mike is survived by: his loving wife, Mary Helen Hallford; his sons, Chistopher Carrasco (Rachel), Matthew Hallford (Roene), and Philip Hallford (Tiffany); his 13 grandchildren, Angelique, Little Chris, Zayden, Ilya, Abigail, Deborah, Ezekiel, Israel, Naomi, Oziah, Kamryn, Kaiden, and Bryson.
Funeral services for Mike will be conducted Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at the Church at Safford. Concluding services will follow in the Thatcher Cemetery.
Family will receive friends Friday evening, August 5, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., also at the Church at Safford.
There will be a reception immediately following the burial, at the gym behind the Church at Safford.
Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook live can join on The Church at Safford's Facebook page, Saturday morning, at 10:00 a.m.(MST).