Michael G. ‘Mike’ Blackshaw

Michael Glenn Blackshaw died May 10, 2018.

Born in Glendale on April 8, 1966, he was immediately adopted by his mother Glenda Blackshaw. Mike grew up in Ridgecrest and went through the school system until his graduation in 1984.

He served in the U.S. Army before he began his career with the AT&T corporate office in Washington state, where he worked as a supervisor in the Network Operations Center.

Mike was a loving father to his children Jessica English of Bakersfield and Michael-John Blackshaw of Bothell, Wash.; stepdaughter Hillary Warren of Bothell; and stepson Cameron Warren of Idaho. He was also grandfather to Aiden English and Jonalee English, both of Bakersfield.

Michael is survived by his loving mother Glenda Blackshaw of Ridgecrest, older brother Brian “Bammer” (Sue) Blackshaw of Ridgecrest and younger sister Jennifer Claire of Port Orchard, Wash.; nieces Nikkole (Blackshaw) Richardson, Brittney Blackshaw and Katie Alexander, all of Ridgecrest; and Breanne (Haun) Penalver of Gig Harbor. Wash., as well as countless other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a future date.

— Submitted by the Blackshaw family

Story First Published: 2018-05-18