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Obituary for Michael Brandon Bays
Michael Brandon Bays May 24, 1948 – Nov. 18, 2017
Long-time Brookings resident Michael Brandon Bays passed away November 18, 2017 in Medford. He was born May 24, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Barbara (Blizard) Bays.
His family moved to Southern California when he was a teen-ager. After high school, he joined the US Army. In 1971, he met Catherine Abbott in Azusa, California and they were married three weeks later. The light of his life, Jennifer, his daughter was born eleven years later. In 1992 the family moved to Brookings, and Michael went to work for Fred Meyer. He fully retired in 2014. He enjoyed bowling and was in a bowling league.
He is survived by his wife Catherine, daughter Jennifer Bhardwaj of New Zealand, father Charles Bays of Miami, Florida, and sisters, Cathy Freeman, Linda Bays Janney both of Virginia.