Myron “Mike” D. Bethel, 89, died July 18, 2019, of Kingman, Arizona.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1930, in Dennison, Ohio.
He was raised by his mother, Elizabeth, and grandparents, Jesse and Margaret Waisner. His father, D’Arle Pickering Bethel, was killed in a mining accident six weeks before he was born.
At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He served in the Coast Guard for 21 years. His last duty station was USCG Air Station Annette Island, where he retired in 1969.
He also retired from the State of Alaska in 1986.
Mr. Bethel is survived by his wife, Lois Bethel; sons, Michael (Alyce) Bethel of Ketchikan, Patrick (Susan) Bethel of Kingman and Mitchell (Jeanette) Bethel of Ketchikan; stepdaughter Jean (Dean) Larsen of Kingman; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren
A memorial will be planned in the future. Letters and cards may be sent to Lois Bethel, 1653 E. Flame Bush St., Kingman, AZ, 86409.
Memorial donations may be sent to Mohave County Animal Shelter, 950 Buchanan St., Kingman, AZ. 86401.