Lindsey Michael Oliver

Jun 7, 1951 - May 27, 2022

East Lawn Sierra Hills
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA, 95841

Obituary

Born June 7, 1951 in Eugene, OR, to Lindsey and Mdonna Oliver. Lindsey (Mike) passed away the morning of May 27, 2022 in Sacramento, CA. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle and friend. Mike graduated from Cordova High School in Sacramento county and took management courses at American River college.

Mike worked over 54 years starting in the kitchen at Cameron Park Country Club.

He cooked professionally for several years, catering, baking elegant wedding cakes and running a dinner party cooking school. Mike quit cooking professionally because as he said “ it’s no fun working when everyone else is playing”. He still enjoyed cooking with family and friends. Holidays were always a big deal, Mike would out do himself every year whether it was a birthday, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

After leaving the culinary trade Mike worked with companies producing sophisticated electronic gear ranging from ultra sound medical equipment at GE to state of the art weather sensing equipment at All Weather Inc.

He enjoyed arts and crafts and created extraordinary Victorian Christmas ornaments. He enjoyed listening to classical music and watching historical and documentary dramas. In recent years he developed a passion for cruising and travel visiting the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska. He is survived by his brother Kenyon (Suzanne) Oliver, sister Julie Bailey, sister Janis (Doug) Larson and a large extended family.

Lindsey will be deeply missed, his family appreciates all the kind words and thoughts.

Guestbook

  • Mohammad Saleh says:

    I have worked with Mike more than 20 years and have never seen him raise his voice or be upset at anyone. Has always been cheerful, full of life and a joy to strike a conversation about anything at work.
    Can’t say enough about the good food he used to bring to work during potlucks.
    Thanks to Ken and Suzanne for inviting me to celebrate his life yesterday.

  • Edward Dyer Sr. says:

    I soooo loved my conversations with Mike, he will surely be missed! not only great co-worker also a very good man. May GOD open up the heavens for HIS newest Italian Chef!! Thanks Mike For being a friend!!! Love forever more,
    Ed

  • Tara Bolyard says:

    I will miss Mike dearly. We would talk everyday about Alexandre Dumas, food, trips, and all things French (and Egyptian). I would purposely mispronounce French words just to bother him for fun. After awhile I think he caught on.
    I want to thank the family for providing us with such a nice memoriam for Mike. The stories, pictures, speeches, and of course the eggs were a nice touch.

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