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Michael Randolph Stanton September 4, 1951 - June 28, 2021

Michael Randolph Stanton

Michael Randolph Stanton, 69, passed away in Boise, Idaho on June 28, 2021. He was born on September 4, 1951, in El Paso, Texas to Bessie Louise Lundy and Bertram Joseph Stanton II. He Graduated Washington Lee High School in 1969 and attended The United States Military Academy at West Point on a presidential nomination from President Nixon from 1969-1973. He was then commissioned in 1973 to The United States Airforce and was accepted into aircraft training. He retired from the USAF in 2001 after serving 31 years. He then began teaching at ITT Tech as an instructor and then to ACHD. Over the years he continued his education and received two additional master’s degrees. Michael married Barbara Lee LeCompte in 1973, and together they created many memories over the years.

He enjoyed many different hobbies, including, cooking, gardening, reading, traveling with his wife, teaching, and flying his drone. He was a Christian man and very humble in his faith and throughout the years he volunteered at the Vineyard Food Pantry and bookstore as well as volunteering on the ISSA Board from 2011-2021.

Michael is survived by his wife Barbara Lee Stanton, Boise, Idaho, Crystal Lynn Stanton (daughter), Boise, Idaho, Michael Edward Stanton (son), Boise, Idaho, Ashley McKenzie Critz (granddaughter), Boise, Idaho, Parker Todd Critz (grandson), Dover AFB, Delaware, Timothy Curtis Stanton (brother), James Edward Stanton (brother), Barbara Stanton Ballantyne (sister), Susan Stanton Green (sister), Christopher Joseph Stanton (brother) and Julie Stanton (sister).

He is preceded in death by Bertram Joseph Stanton II (father), Bessie Louise Lundy Stanton (mother), Sharon Victoria Arnold (sister), Patricia Ann Stanton (sister), Bertram Joseph Stanton III (brother) and Joseph Stanton (brother).

A celebration of life will be held at 5:30 pm, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Owyhee Plaza, 7th Floor Penthouse, 1109 W. Main St. in Boise.  A private committal service with military honors will be held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Michael’s name may be made to pancreatic cancer research: https://www.pancan.org/honormemorial-gifts/ or to the Wounded Warrior Project: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

A celebration of life will be held at 5:30 pm, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Owyhee Plaza, 7th Floor Penthouse, 1109 W. Main St. in Boise.  A private committal service with military honors will be held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Michael’s name may be made to pancreatic cancer research: https://www.pancan.org/honormemorial-gifts/ or to the Wounded Warrior Project: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

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    Laura McSherry says

    My deepest condolences and prayers are with Michael’s family. I pray they have comfort knowing he is with the Lord and will one day be reunited with him in paradise.

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    Gina McClintick says

    Hi, I was so sorry to hear about Michael. I knew him thru the ISSA Boise Chapter. He was a sincerely nice man. I was always glad to see him. My deepest condolences go out to the entire extended family.

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    Ken Dunham says

    Michael is a true patriot, colleague, and friend. I dearly miss him and am so sorry for your profound loss Barb. If there is anything myself or the Boise ISSA community can do for you please do reach out. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

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    Tom Stuart says

    In our days as aviators in the Idaho Air National Guard, Mike and I were good friends. So sorry to learn of his death; he was a good man.

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    Jerry Van Engen says

    Barbra, my sincere condolences on Mike’s passing. Could you please call me at 208 861 4325 to give me details so I can pass them alone to the other Idaho flyers? Thankyou

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    Clinton Burgess says

    We at the ACHD IT department are saddened by this news and offer our condolences to his wonderful wife Barbara Stanton and the rest of Michael’s family. There is so much to appreciate about Michael, it is difficult to summarize. His honest humility, his unrivaled knowledge and experience, and his sharp intelligence. Best of all, Michael’s wonderful humor and sense of duty to look after his staff was unwavering and highly appreciated by us all. Because he set such a high bar, it seems absolutely impossible for us to fill his shoes. We will miss him greatly.

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    Craig Noll says

    My deepest condolences to Mike’s entire family. Having worked closely with Mike over the year flying in the Idaho Air National Guard, Mike was always the consummate gentleman and professional.

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    Kathleen Godfrey says

    Michael you are missed deeply at work. You were always a great mentor and always took time to listen and help everyone. Without you I would not have a laptop !!! We will miss your stories and gentle demeaner. We will all meet again 1 day and celebrate in heaven. You will never be forgotten Michael!

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