Beloved husband stepdad grandpa brother uncle and friend Michael Alan Connors, 63 passed away Saturday December 3, 2022, at his home in St. George Utah. He was born June 7, 1959, in Kellogg Idaho. Born to Tom Rowe Connors and Irma Loretta Iszler.
Mike married Christie Best on May 20, 2017, in St. George Utah. Mike was raised in Kellogg Idaho. He graduated from Kellogg High in 1977. During high school Mike managed KFC then worked for Hagedone Construction. He later moved to Oahu, Hawaii, he resided in Oahu for 10
years then moved on to Las Vegas Nevada where he started his own construction company U-WANT construction and met the love of his life Christie.
Mike specialized in woodworking and log homes, most of Mike’s work was done in Mount Charleston, Nevada. He traveled between Vegas and St. George for several years, working the weekdays in Vegas and spending his weekends home in St. George. In 2009 he made St.
George his permanent residence where he and his wife opened a retail business (Mike’s Smoke Cigar & Gifts) in 2009. His goal was to retire at the age of 50 and with the success of his retail business he was able to do so.
Mike was the life of the party and had a heart of gold. Mike never hesitated to help anyone in need. He literally opened his home and gave the shirt off his back to a perfect stranger who became a lifelong friend. In Vegas every Christmas Mike helped organize the Fire Truck Caroling.
Mike loved playing pool and just like his father, he was good at it. If you ever beat him in a game, he most likely let you win. He enjoyed being in the sun and around water, swimming, surfing, and boating. He loved Harley Davidsons and going for long rides and adventures with his friends. Mike was a Seattle Seahawks fan through and through. He loved watching NFL Football on the deck at his home. He enjoyed family get-togethers and BBQ’s. He was a member of the Dixie Elks Lodge for 23 years and went there often to visit with friends, watch football and be a pool shark. Mike was patient, loving, giving, and kind. Everything that he did he did to the fullest.
He is survived by his wife Christie Best, children Stephanie (Chris Chapin) Best of Ivins, Utah. Kyle (Erin) Best of Santa Clara, Utah. siblings Dale (Roylene) Connors of Portland, Oregon, Thomas (Beth) Connors of Spokane, Washington, Sabra Anderson of Kellogg Idaho, Patrick (Linda) Connors of Newberg, Oregon; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents’, mother-in-law Betty Kroger, brother-in-law Scott
Jensen, daughter Christina Best, nephew Derek Connors and Hammer Dog.
The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses from Intermountain Home Care and Hospice for the loving care given to Mike in his last days.
A celebration of life will be held January 7, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Dixie Elks Lodge, 630 W 1250 N, St. George, Utah 84770. For those wishing to participate in Mike’s last ride, please meet at 12:00 pm (One hour prior to service) at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT 84770. Kickstands up at 12:30.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to leave a memory on Mike’s obituary page at