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Glen Michael “Mike” Stratton

03/03/1961 - 05/16/2024
Service Date: 05/24/2024
Service Time: 12:30 pm
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 48 Main Street, Snowflake, AZ 85937
Visitation Date: 05/23/2024
Visitation Time: 5-7:00 PM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1266 S 32nd St Mesa, AZ 85204
Interment: RV Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, AZ

GLEN MICHAEL “MIKE” STRATTON Passed away on May 16th, 2024 in Mesa Arizona.

Mike was born on March 3rd, 1961 to Glen & Velma Stratton of Snowflake AZ.  He was the 4th of 11 children.  He is survived by his daughter Randa (Aaron) Dutcher and son Nick (Megan) Stratton, 6 beautiful grandchildren, and his dearest friend Dawn Schoenbein.  Additionally, he is survived by his siblings Carolyn Penrod, Kent Stratton, Norma Schneider, Julie McCray, Phil Statton, Margie Wirth, Terry Stratton, Janet Chavez, and Paul Stratton.

Mike was a “Bigger Than Life” cowboy with a love for horses, roping, a good rodeo, faith, family, freedom, sports, deep conversations, and lots of candy.  After graduating from Snowflake High School, Mike obtained a degree in Physical Therapy/ Athletic Training at NAU.  He then received his doctorate (PhD) in Sports Medicine from RMU.  Mike loved his career and opened 3 Physical Therapy clinics in the Phoenix Metro area. Mike truly was a gifted Doctor who served and healed countless numbers of people in pain. He loved people and would do anything he could to serve. Mike served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Primary, Sunday School, as a Young Men’s teacher, and in the Elders Quorum.  He loved home teaching/ ministering. Mike often would continue to visit families that were no longer a part of his assignment to love and serve them. He made everyone feel like they were his best friend.

Mike worked in the Rodeo circuit with Justin Sports Medicine Team for over 30 years and was a dedicated Program Manager. As a part of this team, Mike worked at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) with the elite PRCA athletes each December.  Mike traveled the world to help Cowboys and athletes get out of pain so they could continue to compete and earn a living for their families. He will be greatly missed.

Mike adored his children Randa and Nick, their spouses Aaron & Megan, Dawn, and his wonderful grandchildren: Brick, Lot, R.E. Jo, Jett, Ande, and Daxton. They were everything to him.  He spent hours building a barn home in Snowflake for the entire family, riding horses, roping, getting ice cream, and teaching them to work hard, learn manners, and think deeper.  If any of you know Mike’s family, it is apparent that they were taught how to be kind and respectful.

Family, siblings, nieces & nephews, colleagues, and friends will deeply miss him and will cherish so many great memories.

If you would like to join us and celebrate Mike’s life, please attend a viewing or services on:

Viewing:  Thursday, May 23 at LDS Stake Center, 1266 S 32nd St Mesa AZ. From 5 to 7 PM

Viewing: Friday, May 24th at the LDS Main Street Chapel in Snowflake from 10-12 PM.

Funeral Services:  Friday, May 24th at LDS Main St. Chapel in Snowflake at 12:30 PM.

If you are unable to attend the service on Friday in Snowflake it will be live streamed: https://youtube.com/live/HxuhIjWFqAs?feature=share

 

 

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.

 

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  • Doug Montierth

    Mike is a friend to all. My life is better due to knowing Mike. You will be missed my friend.

  • I will always remember Mike for his love and kindness towards my family and I. He was a great friend and I’m sad about his passing, but I know he’s in a better place. I will always remember riding horses with my wife at your place. Thanks for the memories!! We love you!!!

    The Dimons

  • Mike was a true friend that I had the opportunity to know these last 22 years. I was honored to be his home teacher the last few months. He was such a joy to be around and to know. One time we have a church party in his backyard and he taught us all how to ride a horse and how to use a rope. In the words of Garth Brooks “”Good ride, cowboy, good ride”

  • Salatiel Arturo Vences

    Simple recordare a mi amigo y Germano Mike , por today las vivencias juntos en trabajo y diversion , en Mesa y Snowflake… muchos marabillosos moments compartidos… y mi gratitude hacia mi Germano Mike… POR SIEMPRE.
    SPECIAL THANKS

  • Yessika Moncur

    What an amazing man! Mike you were always so kind and thoughtful to me. Siempre recordaré con cariño cuando te conocí por primera vez. De inmediato supe que eras un buen hombre maravilloso que amaba a Dios y a tu familia!
    Que dolor saber de tu partida!!

  • I had the great opportunity to work for Mike for a few years. He was truly one of the best. We shared lots of business challenges and successes. He was one of the BEST PT ever & was truly gifted at getting you out of pain. He always went above & beyond to make sure you mattered & that you felt you were important to him. Thank You Mike for blessing my life for the better. You will be missed! Happy Graduation free from pain & suffering. 🙏😘

  • An unforgettable person RIP 💔 siempre lo recordaré !

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