June 21, 1960 -April 26, 1992
Story from the Quilt:
Michael Raley was born on June 21, 1960 in Needles, California, the first of three children of Charles and Shirley.
As a young boy he traveled with his family on job related assignments to a remote island in Alaska, Wake Island and American Samoa returning to Merced, California where he finished high school. He attended college at San Francisco State.
Michael was killed with his grandmother by a drunk driver on April 26, 1992 in a head on car accident.
Michael was a very outgoing and loving person. Sharing his organs in death was a reflection of his personality in life. He very much liked to share his time and resources with anyone in need. He will always be in our hearts.