Michael D. Powell, age 82, of John Day passed away on October 20, 2021 at Luna Hospice and Assisted Living in Nampa, Idaho. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Monday, July 18th, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Canyon City Cemetery.\n \nMichael was born to Harold and Miriam Powell on October 8th, 1939, in Portland, Oregon. When he was a child, his family relocated to Fall River Mills, California. After graduating from Fall River Mills High School, he enlisted in the Navy, and was an Aircraft Structural Mechanic, serving from 1958-1962.\n \nHe spent the next 40 years of his life working as a log scaler, with the Southern Oregon Log Scaling and Grading Bureau. He began his career in Burney, California where he met his first love Barbara and started a family. They had three children, Dwayne, Tammy, and Gary. During his career as a log scaler his worked moved him and his family many times over the years first to Wallowa, Oregon in 1975, then to Mt. Vernon, Oregon in 1981 and finally to John Day, Oregon in 1993.\n \nHe was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Lavonne Powell at the age of two, and his first wife Barbara Sue Powell of 25 years.\n \nMichael is survived by his sons, Dwayne and Gary Powell, wife, Arlene Kay Powell of 22 years, and her daughters Wendy, Carla, and Robin along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.\n \nHe was extremely blessed to find Arlene Kay after the loss of his first wife and he was so thankful for the loving relationships he was able to enjoy with her three daughters, since the loss of his own infant daughter Tammy. His love for his family was unwavering and unconditional a true testimony to anyone who knew him. He will forever be missed by family and close friends, but never forgotten.