Michael P. Foley, husband, father, brother, friend to many, died peacefully, on November 17, 2020, at his home in Boulder City, Nevada, surrounded by his family. He was 86.
He was born on August, 19, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, to Fred Foley and Eleanor Beauregard Foley. As a young man, Mike loved cars. boats, and airplanes—anything with a motor. Well-liked by his co-workers, neighbors, and friends he was known as a “Jack of All Trades”. Many relied on his knowledge and abilitity to know something about everything, and his talent for fixing anything. Mike graduated from Our Lady Mount Carmel High School, in Los Angeles and continued his studies at El Camino Community College. During this time, he met and married his sweetheart, Irene M. Foley. They were married on October 8, 1955. Together they raised two sons and twin daughters. Mike and Irene moved to Boulder City, in 1999. During their long residence, Mike participated in Chautauqua and other local activities, served on the Board of Lake Mountain Estates for many years, and was a member of the Boulder Elks Club.
In the early 60’s Mike worked for AMPEX Company, as a shift supervisor working on the largest computer in the New City telephone system. While at AMPEX he met Howard Hughes. After the AMPEX project was completed he worked with Cullem & McCallen Fabricating, designing the fuel trucks for 747’s. In 1971, he moved to Fallbrook with his family working as a self-employed contractor and craftsman. Ultimately, he retired from Fallbrook Elementary School District as the District Locksmith, in 1997.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Irene in 2012. He is survived by his family; Tim and Cindy Foley, Mark and Ruth Foley, Cathy and Dirk Wietstock, Christy and Ed Kjaer; his sister Bridget Chicoine, cousin Peggy Hazencomb, eight grandchildren, Erin, Andrew, Lorin, Eric, Cara, Katie, Lindsay, and Emma, and 5 great-grandchildren. He will forever be loved and greatly missed.
The family will hold private services. You are invited to sign the online memorial guest book at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Nathan Aldelson Hospice Foundation. www.nah.org/forms/donate.php.
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