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James “Mike” Mitchell Fallon
11 Oct 1940 – 13 Mar 2024

James “Mike” Mitchell Fallon Obituary

Yreka resident James Mitchell Fallon, best known as Mike, passed away on March 13, 2024 at Madrone Hospice in Yreka after a battle with ALS. He was 83 years old.

Mike was born October 11, 1940 in Williston, North Dakota to Lyman and Helen Fallon. He grew up in Billings, Montana, fishing, hunting, and riding horses with his sister Mary Kay. Mike met his wife Sandi in South Lake Tahoe, where they lived before settling down in Lodi, California. The foundation of Mike’s life was his family and his faith in God. He lived a rich and fulfilling life of education, ministry, art, travel, and fellowship. Mike worked as a teacher of English and Drama for over 35 years. In doing so, he directed and produced over 50 school plays, coached countless aspiring actors, and dedicated himself to making a positive impact in the lives of his students and peers.

When not in the classroom, Mike could still be found improving the lives of others. Throughout his life, he has fed and helped the homeless, mentored friends in need, served in his churches, ministered to prison inmates, and contributed to the arts and culture in his community. He was as much a friend to those he knew and loved as those he had yet to meet.

Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Sandi. He is survived by his children: Sean Fallon of Tracy, California, Erinn Wich of Chino Valley, Arizona, Patric Fallon of Portland, Oregon, and Connor Fallon of Yreka; and by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, who all loved giving big hugs to Papa Mike.

A heartfelt celebration of life was held in honor of Mike Fallon at Yreka United Methodist Church. He will be laid to rest at his family plot in Lodi, California.

source: Girdner Funeral Chapel

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