Michael Lesley Lilburn passed away on October 18, 2011 at Mercy hospital in Redding, California. He was 64 years old.

Michael was born on July 1, 1947 in Bakersfield, California to Lester and Irene Lilburn.

Michael attended Bakersfield High School. He enlisted into the US?Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969 and served in the Vietnam War.

In the early 1970s he moved to Shasta County and worked in the lumber industry. He also lived in Siskiyou County for a while.

Michael had two daughters, Kelly Lilburn of Bakersfield, California and Jessica Lilburn of Carson City, Nevada; and a son, Michael Lesley Lilburn Jr. of Connecticut.

Michael was married to Janette O’Dell of Anderson, California.

He leaves his brothers, Richard Bright of Medford, Oregon, Donald Bright of Greeley Hill, California, James Lilburn of Adin, California, and Randy Lilburn of Washington State; sisters, Patricia Bryant of Burney, California, Shirley Newsom of Mount Shasta, California, and Darla Jean Cloyd of California City, California.

Michael loved his family. He was a generous man with a big heart. He had a great personality and at times could be very funny and make you laugh.

It saddened him not to know his son Michael and daughter Jessica.

We will miss Michael and keep him in our hearts forever.