Remembering Michael Paul Desherow (1976-2017)

Our hearts go out to Jim and Dorothy Desherow in the recent loss of their son Michael. Jim and Dorothy are NAMI members and frequent support group attendees. You may remember that Dorothy recently portrayed Dorothea Dix at the Capitol. She also works on the membership committee.

The following was published in The Oklahoman on July 26, 2017:

Michael Paul Desherow, September 19, 1976 - July 22, 2017, was called home by our Savior Saturday July 22nd at the age of 40. He was known for his athletic accomplishments and a fierce competitive nature. Michael twice represented Oklahoma in the AAU National Basketball Championships. Michael was a gifted and talented technical recruiter for several successful IT consultant firms. He was MVP recruiter of the year at Renaissance World Wide and most recently worked at the Coddington Group LLC.

Michael was an avid OU football fan and an accomplished angler. Michael was preceded in death by his brothers Edward James Desherow 32 and Douglas Keith Desherow 49. Michael is survived by his loving parents, James and Dorothy Desherow of Edmond, OK; his brother, Beau Desherow of Chicago, IL; his sisters, Victoria Boren of Noble, OK and Deborah Williams of Ozark, AR; his oldest nephew, Briston Lowry, whom he considered a brother; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and extended family. Mike also leaves behind his loyal canine companions, Boomer and Bonita.

The affiliate is most grateful for the several donations that have been received in Michael’s name. If you choose to make donations, please mail your contribution to NAMI Edmond-North OKC, PO Box 5304, Edmond, OK 73083.

Erik Collins