September 27, 1994 - December 15, 2021
https://zoom.us/j/96330058923?pwd=TnNGN2VUZHIyOWJKRkVQMUc1ajNaQT09 Meeting ID: 963 3005 8923 Passcode: 204851 Michael Helaman Ackley, age 27, passed away on December 15th, 2021 at his Eagle Mountain home, surrounded and embraced by his family and loved ones. Michael could be recognized instantly by his distinct and bright red hair that mirrored his fiery spirit. Michael was known by those closest to him as “Michael Man.” Although no words could ever fully describe his impact, the most simple and accurate description is that Michael was a ray of sunshine. Michael came into and departed this world fighting. He was born four months premature to William and Denise Ackley on September 27, 1994. Weighing only one pound and nine ounces, Michael persevered those critical early days of his life. Due to his incredible strength and the aid of those around him, Michael was able to live an unexpected and wonderful twenty-seven years. Throughout his life, Michael was a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend. Michael was cared for daily by his father and primary caregiver, William Ackley, and his mother and constant nurse, Denise Ackley. Michael was a loving brother to Sydney Cranford, who was his continual advocate and best friend. Michael was also a proud brother to Maria Robison, his paternal cousin, who nurtured and protected him through many of his challenges. In addition to his immediate family, Michael was cared for by his many family members, respite caregivers, and medical staff. He was also cared for and educated by devoted teachers at Dan Peterson School, Horizon School, and ATEC West School, who were key to his development and happiness. In his last years, Michael loved most to attend his Friends4Life day program and take part in his church’s Special Needs Activities Program (SNAP). Michael’s true enjoyments in life were toys, music, watching movies, dancing, roller coasters, Disneyland, and spending time with those he loved. Michael enjoyed a miraculous life filled with love, joy, and adventure. Michael will continue to live through the love and memories of all those who knew him. All are welcome to join the family in celebrating Michael and his life at the funeral service on December 20th, 2021, at Eagle Mountain East Stake Center from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.. Michael’s joy and talent was in bringing others together in love, so he would absolutely rejoice in this gathering and life celebration. Any donations in honor of Michael Ackley can be made through the following GoFundMe fundraiser: https://gofund.me/6c7969c3. All contributions to the “Michael Ackley Memorial” fund will be given to a charity or organization that works to improve the lives of people like Michael.
https://zoom.us/j/96330058923?pwd=TnNGN2VUZHIyOWJKRkVQMUc1ajNaQT09 Meeting ID: 963 3005 8923 Passcode: 204851 Michael Helaman Ackley, age 27, passed away on December 15th, 2021 at his Eagle Mountain home, surrounded and embraced by his family... View Obituary & Service Information
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