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Michael Hadley

Profile Updated: June 11, 2013
Residing In:
Sedona, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner:
Mary Ellen. Married in 1968.
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Occupation:
Architect, Cowboy, Amateur Whiskey Taster
Children:
Brian, born October 1973, Newport Beach, CA
Kevin, born October 1973, Newport Beach, CA
Military Service:
Navy Civil Engineer Corps, 1966-1969  
Comments:

Most classmates will remember me as Michael or Mike, although my first name is actually Thomas. When we had our senior cards printed, I didn't want to use my full name, since no one knew me as Thomas. My father convinced me to have my name printed as T. Michael Hadley, and it's been that way ever since.

After MHS, I attended Ohio University, and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. I worked for an architect in Marietta for a couple of years, then attended the U.S. Naval Officer Candidates School in Newport, RI, and received a commission as an Ensign in 1966. I spent 3 years on active duty as an officer in the Naval Civil Engineer Corps in Long Beach, CA, where I met and married my wife, Mary Ellen.

After my tour of duty with the Navy, we stayed in southern CA. I worked for several architectural firms in the Long Beach / Newport Beach area, and started my own practice in 1975. I've been actively practicing architecture ever since, and plan to continue until death or disability stops me.

My wife and I moved to Sedona, AZ in 2001, after visiting "Red Rock Country" on a weekend getaway. My wife, who had just recovered from breast cancer, took one look at the Sedona landscape (which is spectacular) and announced that we were moving here. So, here we are.

We love northern Arizona, the high altitude, our little town of Sedona (which attracts 4 million tourists a year), and take advantage of the scenic views, hiking, and equestrian activities that this region offers. We have 3 gentle trail horses, and ride as often as time allows.

School Story:

My fondest memories are the good times in Concert/Marching Band. I was always last chair trumpet, because Bill Jacoby, Fred Bay, Steve Hardy, and several others were all so much better musicians. No matter, I loved learning how to make music for Grover Buxton. My musical interest is still alive, and I play classical piano. I'd still be last chair if there were such a thing as a piano section, but oh well, it's only for my own amusement.

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Posted on: Jul 07, 2018 at 3:23 PM

I read your story of your family's journey to Germany and thought it was great! Nice job! It must have been a wonderful adventure.

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Thanks Dave. I appreciate the kind thoughts!
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Our 3 horses at our church's annual "Blessing of the Animals". From left, Mary Ellen on Sage, Michael on Romeo, and our friend Ron on Amigo.
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Summer storm coming, Sedona, AZ.
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Michael and Amigo, on the trail near Cathedral Rock, Sedona, AZ, July 2010
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Michael, with granddaughter Daphne, son Brian, and wife Mary Ellen. August 2010.
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Our son Kevin and his lady Shelli, with Michael and Mary Ellen Hadley, Christmas 2012.
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Michael and Romeo, our 8-yr old Palomino, riding near Sedona, AZ, June 2010.
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Long may it wave! Michael's 1929 Ford Roadster in Sedona, AZ.


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