Michael Scott Guzman

August 19, 1993 – September 28, 2019

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Michael Guzman

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Michael in Utah

Michael loved traveling and to be outdoors, preferably in the mountains. He was an adventurer, musician, and engineer. He always lived life full throttle, and would never apologize for doing so. His passion was to climb from a very young age and continued to his final day. He loved to understand how things worked and never stopped learning. From restoring cars and boats to 3D printing, Michael had many interests and projects. Michael was a gentleman’s gentleman and spread love wherever he went. He genuinely cared for those he knew and would do anything to help.

Michael is survived by his parents, David and Joyce Guzman and his brother Thomas.

A celebration service will be held at 1:00 pm October 19, 2019. The View Church, 17210 Wa-9 Snohomish, WA 98296

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47 Responses to “Michael Scott Guzman”

  • david guzman says:

    I could live 100 lifetimes and I will never stop missing you. Love always.

  • Joshua Hon says:

    Go climbing all the trails with my mom & dad for eternity!

  • Sylvia Clausing says:

    You are truly loved and will be missed dearly. I hold you in my heart forever, and will never forget that last hug and kiss 6 days prior to this tragedy. Loved watching your adventures here on earth. Your sweet kind heart and love for others will stay with us. My deepest condolences to Joyce, David and Tommy. He is your guardian Angel, looking over you.

  • Lily Dickerson says:

    You were my guy. I loved you with all my heart and will never stop loving you. I think about you every hour and wish we had more time together, but love the memories we did have. Climb high, babe.

  • Rick & Tina Guzman says:

    Although we were separated by many miles, we always enjoyed hearing of you and Tom’s new adventures and all the projects you had your hands into. On our recent visit, it was great getting a peek into the window of your life and seeing what a truly fine young man you had become. You will be forever missed and forever in our hearts.

  • Jim Moran says:

    I don’t know if I have ever felt a hole in my heart like I’m experiencing now. I feel so blessed to have had the time we shared, watching you grow from a small boy to a grown man, nearly a legend in your own right. You raised the bar for living life in the here and now and I thank you for that lesson. Your kindness to every living thing and person you came in contact with will live on in the hearts of so many. There is comfort in knowing you are so loved by so many. Until we cross paths in the next realm, I will hold you close to my heart…

  • Angela craycraft says:

    I use to watch your adventures on Facebook. You seemed to have such a free and happy life . I felt I could imagine climbing a mountain, it made me feel happy to see your pictures. You left this earth to soon.

  • Perry Lutz says:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family on the immeasurable loss of your son.

  • Joyce Guzman says:

    Mikey, I love you so very much; you will never know how much my heart breaks. We all wish you were here my baby boy; you were always so kind and loveable always giving hugs and kisses to me. I miss your beautiful smile and how you always made it home for dinner to eat with all of us. You were there to do bible study with us, or go out and work with your dad in the garage, and always making time to spend with your brother sharing your dreams together. Your charm, character, confidence, courage and strength to follow your dreams will be always missed. You always did things your way and not fit into a box. You wanted things the way you wanted them with no excuses. I will miss all of those things. But most of all I miss you my loving son, hearing you laughing and talking with Tom and your Dad. We all love and miss you so much; I wish I had a tape of your beautiful voice singing a song. Take care my young man. I know you’re in Heaven singing and climbing those beautiful mountains. Until we see each other again. I Love Love Love Love you my darling boy. Mommy misses you so very much, love mom. You’re a Blessing to us all. I love how you loved and lived life my baby boy.

  • Lisa Rhodes says:

    I can’t imagine the depth of your heartbreak. I was blessed to run into Michael a few weeks ago at a coffee shop. He was so sweet to make a point of saying hello to me. I hadn’t seen him for a couple years and he was so handsome and grown up and just a wonderful young man. I know we will see him again but that doesn’t ease the pain now. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Abagail Moran says:

    My heart aches. For all the memories we shared together. For all the times I got to watch you, Tom, and my brothers grow up together. My heart aches remembering the days when I would sit in your lap when you played video games or when I used to tag along with all you guys and play freeze tag in my back yard. My heart aches everytime I look in the mirror and see the scar on my forhead from when you tried hit that bee in the bottle and I was standing too close. My heart aches for all the times we shared, for all the memories I have. You weren’t just my brothers friend, you were my brother. I feel like a piece of me will be missing forever… i love you Mikey.

  • Garrett Meyers says:

    You were an amazing friend Michael, I still can’t comprehend that I’ll never hear your laugh again.

  • Jeff Hansen says:

    I didn’t know you well, but you always had a smile on your face and lived your life to the fullest. All of those who had the pleasure of having you in their lives are better off because of it.

  • Rachel Hill says:

    Mike was always a joy to see when he came to grab coffee on the daily for the past 2 years at my shop. It will truly never feel the same watching your crew walk through that door without you. You are deeply missed. Thank you for all the silly jokes and smiles. My heart is with your friends and family.

  • Andrew Sambrook says:

    I only met you once or twice, but, I was taken aback by how friendly, sweet, and outgoing you were. You were one of the people I wanted to get to know better. You were a truly good person and you’ll live on in the hearts of many. Thanks for the memories and experiences you gave us, Michael.

  • Kaili Park says:

    Michael was a good friend my 11th grade year in High School. Always animated and full of funny stories. We all had a great time with him at ORCA. So sorry for your loss.

  • Terra Nicolle says:

    You brought a smile to our faces every time you walked into my little cafe next door to your work, the world is all the better for having had you in it. I’m sure the vantage point from your new height is incomparable to all others. You are loved and will always be missed. RIP dearest Michael, you found a shorter path than planned from A to B.

  • Emma Guzman (Lyday) says:

    He will be so missed. Such an amazing person with a great spirit that he shared everywhere he went! He was such a fun and inspired gymnastics coach, and just a good person to be around. My heart breaks to hear that he is now gone. My condolences to his family

  • Nicole Harvey says:

    Michael was one of the first people I met upon moving to Washington 2 years ago. He started off as my coworker but we instantly became friends. He made the work day so much more enjoyable with his witty comments and quick laugh. We spent time together outside work as friends as well and he introduced me to Aaron. I will be forever grateful I got the time with Michael that I did. He was such a genuinely kind soul.

  • Viola says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Joyce, I cannot imagine what your feeling but know you are in my thoughts and prayers always.

  • Vivienne Jones says:

    Mikey- I cant believe that you are gone.. we were so close growing up together despite all the miles between us. I remember Christmas time in California, Disneyland with pictures of us and Tommy with Pluto that Grandma Lora still has hanging up in her house, dancing at Aunt Christine’s wedding, my first time seeing the space needle with you and Tommy when I graduated… It’s crazy because I was just thinking about you the day it happened, how it was way past due for a visit! You have been in my thoughts every single day, cousin. I love and miss you so much. Thoughts and prayers for Tommy, Aunt Joyce, and Uncle Dave. Love you all!!

  • Kevin Pavoni says:

    Every time I saw you, you radiated happiness and positivity. If life is measured by the people we touched, you lived longer than anyone. You could light up the darkest room and lift the heaviest heart. Thank you for being a friend.

  • Jeff Aguiling says:

    Michael and I worked together for a little over a year. He always brang the life to the party. He always had my back when I needed assistance at work. One evening I had set up a movie night with some of the coworkers, and while the rest of the crew could not make it, he and his girlfriend were able to. I could tell he felt bad since the turnout wasn’t that great and saw that I had spent some time bringing and setting up the movie projector. He brought some beers and xbox and we just had a good time hanging out for a bit. It’s the little gestures that matter and am thankful to have met and worked with him.

  • Danielle Sipes says:

    It was always a bright spot in the day when you came in to the cafe next door, or just seeing you around town. I will miss seeing and talking with you. You were taken way too soon. You are missed by so many. Rest in peace.

  • Diana "Guzman" Barnes says:

    Dear David, Joyce, and Tommy,
    While I met Michael just one time it was very clear to me and others in the family that Michael was a kind, gentle and wonderful young man who had a zest for life and a deep love for his family. I cannot imagine your pain and sense of loss but please know that even though we are miles apart you are all in our hearts and prayers. Your Uncle Dick sends his love and wishes he could be there for you. We love you all so much….Diana, Jeffrey, Channa & Michael

  • Patrick Thurman says:

    I’m truly sorry to hear this sad news. There are plenty of things you can say, one is that you raised a fine young man. I trust God will be with your during this trying of times. God bless the three of you!
    My deep condolences,

  • Keith R. Martinez says:

    Our Father In Heaven,

    Receive into Your loving arms our cousin Michael, Your faithful servant on earth and the brother of our hearts. We hold true the promise of our salvation and the hope that we will reunite one day in your presence. That there we will know no sadness or tears, but share in the love you have for us all. Please forgive me for my complacency and thoughtlessness in putting off until tomorrow the things I should have done yesterday. Let Michael know that I love him still, and that I am so sorry I didn’t make more memories with him while I had the opportunity. Let him know I will regret it always and that my heart breaks because of it. Let him know we miss him fiercely and urgently. A great light has extinguished, and we are all diminished with it’s absence. You keep taking the best of us Lord, and while I struggle sometimes with the justice of that I have to keep faith with Your plan. I just beg for your forgiveness, because at times like this it is all too easy to despair. Hold your healing hands over Aunt Joyce, Uncle Dave, and Cousin Tommy, and all who are in need of Your grace. I say this is Jesus’ name, who sits at Your right hand forever and ever.


  • Nikki Day says:

    Mike was over at my house a lot over the past five years spending time with my son. Every time he came over, I’d say “how’s it going” and his response was always “can’t complain” with a smile. His great attitude was infectious and I will always be grateful for the positive influence he had on Aaron’s life.

    Joyce and David, there simply are no words to express how sorry I am. You raised an incredibly kind, funny, and generous human being and we are all better for have known him.

    Love you Mike

  • Payton Rhodes says:

    I don’t really know what to say. You were my brother and my best friend. Every moment spent with you made me feel like a stronger and better person. It didn’t matter what the circumstances were: you were always there for me in whatever way I needed you to be. You were the only person who could make me feel better about anything I talked to you about and it only ever took about 5 minutes of conversation. I hope that whatever journey you’re on now is an epic one man. You were my favorite person in this world.

  • Kari Johnson says:

    How am I supposed to describe what a near decade of your friendship and presence in my life meant to me? You were a one of a kind person and I feel beyond lucky to have had you in my life. Your light in this world is going to be so dearly missed. Your love for others, your absolute devotion and love and admiration for your family, your passion for life, your thirst for knowledge. You had something to offer and teach everyone you met. I know the impact you had on the people in your life was more than your too short time. Thank you for every adventure you gave me. Thank you for the love you taught me to give and receive. It hurts so much that you’re not out there in the world living your life to the fullest, and I still can’t believe it, but I’m grateful for every second we had. You’ll always have a place in my heart.

  • Christine Clausing says:

    I remember visiting in Washington when Michael was just a young boy and even back then he loved the outdoors, would lead us on hikes, or argue with Tommy over which way to go. He had a great love for life and all the adventures life afforded. When he came to visit with his brother, they loved the clubs and restaurants along 2nd Street and opened our eyes to some we knew nothing about. He loved being himself and being adventurous, showing us all how to appreciate the adventures of life. I remember a great hiking trip we did with him and a small group of us one evening in Bryce Canyon, was truly an experience which will never be duplicated. He was truly an athlete and an inspiration to all of us on how to live life to its fullest enjoyment. He lives on in our memories, thank you Michael for all you gave us.

  • Amanda (Stipek) Johnson says:

    There are so many memories with you that have always brought a smile to my face. You were always such a great friend. I’ve started writing this multiple times but can never find the right words. I’m sad that we lost touch years ago, aside from occasionally talking on Facebook, and I wish that never happened. My sincere condolences go out to your family and everyone close to you. You will be missed, so much.

  • Christine Callahan says:

    David, Joyce and Tom,
    I know there are words to say..I’m having a difficult time finding them
    At this time of terrible loss my heart goes out to all of you.
    Michael was an extraordinary young man.
    He lived his dreams.
    May it give you some peace to know Michael is in heaven, climbing another mountain.
    Love, Chris

  • Leila Deleon says:

    Michael my heart aces to know you are gone. You and tom were my childhood friend and still this day i have memories of there of use when were both kids. I wish i was there for you and your family to say my final goodbye i am sorry michael that i was not there i wish i found out sooner but i only found out recently about your accident. I reamber going to summer camp toghter that you tom and i all went toghter. I Reamber coming over to your house it was like best day of my life it always put big smile on my face. As time went by and as we both grow older you and i went our separate ways but michael even though we may have went our separate ways i am forever always goimg to be your friend and i never forgot about you and tom.

  • James Moran says:

    Mikey I can’t wrap my mind around this, I love you and I miss the light you maintained in our world, it’s just so heart breaking to not have you here for the holidays. We miss you!

  • James Moran says:

    Well Mikey it’s your birthday and we can’t celebrate much with you not here. It’s been a long emotional week, we miss my friend. You are so loved!

  • James Moran says:

    So here we are, one year today, and this makes less sense now than it ever did. Mikey, I don’t think I will ever make sense of this, my heart is so broken by your departure. You are loved and missed so much by, so many…thank you for the impact you made in so little time.

  • Joyce guzman says:

    Michael my sweet young man, I will miss you forever, my heart is broken without you, our strong smiling and loving son, I don’t understand why God has taken you away from us, I just know that I am thankful for all the love and sweet hugs and kisses I have gotten over the past 26 years. Climb all those beautiful mountains in Heaven until we meet again. Lots of hugs and kisses are being sent up to you. Love you forever and ever mom.

  • James Moran says:

    Mikey not a day goes by that we don’t feel the void. Christmas is one week out. What I wouldn’t give to hear you drop one of your casual carols… “Mikey version” as only you can. You still make me smile out loud, I love you! Some things really are etched in stone.

  • Joyce Guzman says:

    Michael, I miss you so very much every morning I hold your picture and kiss your face. I always ask God to tell you we love and miss you so very much, you always put a smile on my face because I know your living an adventure up in Heaven even though my heart breaks because I miss you being here. Remember your always in our hearts souls and mind your never be forgotten love you forever I know we will all meet up again heaven, but I miss you so much. Love you forever and ever mom, dad and Thomas We wish you were here with us on our new adventure in Colorado hay Aaron is coming out next week he misses you to my young man forever 26 love mom

  • James Moran says:

    Mikey, We miss you! What I wouldn’t give to celebrate your birthday with you…so much life in so little time. You are so loved by so many.

  • Joyce Guzman says:

    Hi Michael, it’s me again, Gosh I miss your beautiful smile, your big hugs along with your great big heart for everyone. Everyone loves you because you always give so much of your self. We miss you so much Mom, Dad and Tom, our home & family is just not the same with out you, you were so much a part of all of us. I know Thomas has such a hard time without you, not only being his big brother but his best friend too. thank you for bring so much light & Love in to our world. We will always remember you in our hearts and souls, we will love and miss you forever Mikey. Tell aunt Lora and aunt Roberta I love and miss them too, I am glad you have a loving family with you in heaven too. love you forever and ever mom.
    I am thankful to God to know that your with him. thank you Jesus

  • James Moran says:


    It’s our birthday! Today is a memory of a bright light in this world that touched hearts and changed lives. You are greatly loved and missed by so many! Much love to you!!

  • Joyce Guzman says:

    Happy Birthday Michael, today you would be 29, I hope your having fun in Heaven, we miss you everyday, and love you so much are beautiful young man. its been almost 3 years but it seems like yesterday. I wish I could see you walk in that door, and give us all one of your great big hugs, when I see you in Heaven I will be excepting one. love you fever and ever mom, dad and Tommy. Michael forever 26

  • James Moran says:

    Mikey, We miss you and love you ever so much! I can tell you that time doesn’t heal all…that seems a myth.

    What a bright star you must be!

  • Preston Taylor says:

    Can’t believe it’s been Years now without you Brother. Miss you every day, wish time would heal the hole you left in our hearts, I don’t think it ever will; but I guess it just speaks to how big of an impact you made on everyone’s life. Hope you’re having fun and making the most of the other side.

    Hopefully when our time to crossover comes, you’ll be there waiting with a nice warm fire and all our other lost Loved ones with some epic stories to share.

  • Joyce Guzman says:

    Michael, I miss you, and your beautiful and bright spirit, that you always showed to everyone, I hope you can look down and see us, I sure do wish I could see and hold you, its been been almost 5 years since I got to get one of your great big hugs, I just wanted to say we all miss you adventurers, your love for all of us and your love for life, life is so hard with out you but we will do the best we can because that is what you would want, love you forever and ever mom please come visit me in my dreams. mom loves you

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