Michael Lynn Carroll, passed away March 31, 2021, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Michael was born to Janice Marie Shields on September 26, 1963, in Quinter, Kansas. Being raised in a military family, he spent significant time across the United States, living everywhere from Kansas, Wyoming, and Idaho to Utah, Georgia and Alaska.
As an avid outdoors man, Michael truly loved his time in Alaska – it wasn’t uncommon for him to disappear and go exploring, fishing, and hiking by himself. He was at peace there and couldn’t wait for the opportunity to return. It was also in Alaska, where he met his ex-wife, Pamela Lyn Peterson. Together, they have three sons, Steven, Dalton, and Dallas Michael Carroll. If you ask anyone who knew Michael, it was immediately clear that his children meant everything to him. He would often joke that he didn’t get anything right in his life, other than his 3 boys; they are his “pride and joy.”
Michael was an exceptional multi-sport athlete, especially in baseball and football. But he found his passion when it came to coaching his sons, as well as countless other kids, in baseball. He never missed an opportunity to help develop his boys into exceptional young men on the field, as well as off of it. He took pride in their accomplishments and pushed to ensure they were given the opportunity to excel in whatever they chose to pursue.
Michael lived his life the only way that he knew how – and as rough as he was around the edges, those that truly got to know him found a man that was opinionated and stubborn, yet protective and caring. If Michael had something to say, he said it. And to those who listened, they also found a man who was capable of wearing his heart on his sleeve – and willing to do anything for those he loved.
He is survived by his sons, Steven, Dalton, and Dallas; his partner, Sheila Keefe; sister, Ambrozine David; nephews, Pedro, Aaron, and Bryan McMurray; cousins, Donald and Paula Edwards; granddaughter, Keilani Carroll; and honorary brother, Dean Anderson. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Janice.
A private memorial will be held in his honor, details to be determined. For anyone wishing to be informed, please contact one of his sons and they will share information as it becomes available.