Michael Ardohain picMichel Ardohain passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely, Nevada.  He was 87. He was born  September 4, 1926 in France to Jean Ardohain and Marie Jaurelto. He had 13 siblings and was triplet, three identical boys.

Michel came to the United States in the late 1950’s where he met his wife Rosita Marie Ardohain and was married on October 20, 1963. They were married 46 years until she passed.

He worked as a sheepherder when he first came here until he discovered mining. He worked for Kennecott Mine for 18 years until he retired from there and went to work for Placer Dome, where he retired for good in 1992.

In his spare time Michel enjoyed spending it with this 2 great grandsons, his dog, Tiny, and his BFF Joe. He enjoyed getting his own wood, watching The Price is Right (of course), and sitting in the park.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Ardohain, of Ely, Nevada, his granddaughter, Elizabeth (Dale) Williams of Ely, great-grandsons, Nathan Williams and Brandon Williams, of Ely, Nevada, a brother; Jean Ardohain, San Francisco, California, and an older sister in France.

There will be a Rosary for Michel Ardohain at Mountain Vista Chapel on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and then a Mass on May 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Catholic Church.