Michael M. Showalter

Michael M. Showalter, 69, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born July 2, 1943 in La Plata, MD., son of the late Park Morton Showalter and Gladys Posia Hamilton Showalter.  He was an army veteran and  Co-Founder with his wife of Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia F. Showalter   and preceded in death by a son, Michael Warren. He was the youngest of 12 children.

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3 Condolences to Michael M. Showalter

  1. Jill says:

    So sorry for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time for the family. Something that has always given me comfort is a scripture at Revelation 21:4, it says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I sincerely hope this brings you some comfort.

  2. Elizabeth Forde says:

    I lost my father at the same time, so am just now finding this obituary, and am so very sorry to learn of Mike’s passing.
    I worked with Mike in Leesburg in the early 1990s, when he was helping a young contractor fellow learn the ropes. Throughout that difficult job, I was impressed with his kind and determined spirit, how he just seemed to want things to go well even when they weren’t always easy to accomplish. In fact, I think if Mike hadn’t been on that job, things woudn’t have turned out so well. What a loss for you, I am very sorry.

  3. Albert and Lisa Andersen says:

    Mike and my husband Albert worked together many years ago. Albert always said he was a very smart man and strong as a bull. He had a great way of looking at things with an original, quick mind and sharp sense of humor.

    What I personally knew of Mike revolved around horses; big, strong horses who responded to his firm yet fair authority. He came out to the farm to see our Percheron crosses and give us some tips on handling them. More than anything, we all just enjoyed being out on the land together with the horses that he knew and loved so well. Mike was a big man with a big heart. We will truly miss visiting with him and feel his loss deeply.