Michael D Kilgore (1954-2022)

Sep 23, 1954 (Napa) – Aug 26, 2022 (Florence, OR)

Michael Dwight Kilgore was born in Napa, Calif., on Sept. 23, 1954, to Christine and David Kilgore. He attended local schools where he played football, became an Eagle Scout and hunted and fished with friends and brothers Levi, Bruce and Carl and sister, Pam (Knight).

He studied at the community college as well as UC Davis, after which he worked as a bartender, gourmet baker and in the winery hospitality industry.

He married Boudinot Kilgore in 1997 and moved with their grandchildren, Jackson Brastow and Logan Kilgore, to a home they built in Florence, Ore., in 2006.

He retired from the Safeway bakery in 2016.

He was active in the Florence Garden Club, the PTA, Girl Scouts, the Soup Brigade and pursued photography in his travels to Kauai, New England and Europe. His most recent project involved building a greenhouse with recycled windows from Habitat for Humanity.

Those who wish to may honor his memory by gardening.

He was predeceased by his parents, siblings Levi and Pam and stepdaughter Jessica Brastow. Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.