OBIT Graham webMichael John Graham, 67, passed away Nov. 27 at his home in Coos Bay.

Mike was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Portland to John Arthur Graham and Itha Myrtle (Clinton) Graham.

Mike enlisted in the Navy in 1964 and rose to the rank of petty officer second class before retiring due to medical issues. He served in the Vietnam War as a photographer for Stars and Stripes magazine. Following his discharge from the Navy, Mike worked in the construction trades throughout the Northwest region until his retirement. During his retirement, Mike pursued his two main interests, gardening and the local theatre. He enjoyed growing vegetables and spending time with his family.

Mike is survived by daughter, Michaela Vonderohe, of Coos Bay; daughter, Destiny Corean of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Kindra Kirchner, of Coos Bay; and grandchildren, Terence, Donovan, Paige, Ethan and Alayna.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, John and Itha Graham; and sister, Cynthia Miller.

At his request, no public services will be held. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay, with a private inurnment to be held at Roseburg National Cemetery. A burial ceremony at sea will also take place later in the spring.

Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at and


Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

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