John Michael ‘Mike’ Edwards

Homelake resident John Michael “Mike” Edwards, 73, died Sept. 25, 2022, at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake.

Mike’s life began in Amarillo, Texas, on Feb. 9, 1949, the son of John Edwards and Colette Drexler Edwards. He served his country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after his four years of service.

Mike was an artist and had a special talent with his hands. He worked with many different substrates including designing and cutting monuments, glass, and many others. He loved motorcycles and cars, especially his BMW motorcycle and his old Jeep.

He is survived by his siblings Colette (Mike) Walsh of Lake Taho, Nev., Jan Everett of Corrales, N.M., and Jim (Debbie) Edwards of Del Norte, Colo.; his nephews Michael, Lance, Josh, and Jarrett; his nieces Erin, Lea, Jamie, and Julie; his cousin John Wiley Davidson, whom he was very close with; as well as numerous extended family, and a host of friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation was held Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista. A Funeral Service was held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, also at the Rogers Family Mortuary, 404 Morris St., Monte Vista. Interment will follow services with military honors in the Homelake Veterans Cemetery.

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