A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27 for Felton resident Donald “Mike” Elmore who died this month of a massive brain hemorrhage. He was 67.
Mr. Elmore was born in Hobart, Okl. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967. He worked as a watchmaker and jeweler for 15 years before opening his own store, Gransbury-Elmore Jewelers in 1986 and then Mike’s Watch Shop from 1999 to 2010. He was a volunteer fireman for the Felton Fire Protection District for 10 years and family said he loved every minute of it, including the job and the people in his department and the rest of the valley departments.
Mr. Elmore also coached Little League and senior league. He loved the game, but more than anything, he loved the kids he coached and always enjoyed hearing about their grownup lives.
Mr. Elmore loved classic cars and eventually restored the family’s 1958 Chevy station wagon which he drove around the valley and Santa Cruz.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joyce of Felton and two children, Jennifer (Elmore) Meyer of Bonny Doon and Scott Elmore of Felton; brother, Doug Elmore of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Suzanne Sturges of Mexico and Roberta Nash of Sun Valley, Nev.; four granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27at the Felton Fire Department, 131 Kirby Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Felton Volunteer Fire Department, 131 Kirby Street, Felton, CA 95018.