Michael Lynde Stott, age 72 of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away May 14, 2019, at home surrounded by the comfort of his family after battling cancer.
Michael was born in Tucson, Ariz., to Joseph Lynde and Elizabeth Stott. Growing up in Oregon, he graduated Willamette University, majoring in political science, and earned a master’s degree in economics at UC San Jose. Raising his family in Bakersfield and Tehachapi, Michael worked in sales, taught college economics, enjoyed community volunteering, teaching and mentoring, and being a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Michael is survived by his sister, Diane Stott; former wife, Cheryl Stott; and his five children, Kara Stott-Horowitz, Petra Williams, Candra Redfeairn, Micah Stott and Audra Mahoney and their spouses, who along with his 19 grandchildren, are his pride and joy and main focus of his life.
A memorial service will be held at Christian Life Assembly of God in Tehachapi on June 29 at 11 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Crisis Pregnancy Center in his memory.
Michael’s optimistic, gracious, joyful, and loving spirit will be missed but never forgotten. We are blessed to learn from our father, Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Rest in love Dad.