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Roofer Remembered as Dedicated Family Man Who Was 'Full of Life'

Mike Little, 52, passed away Friday in a roofing accident near Ames Lake.

The man who died after falling from a roof at a home near Ames Lake on Friday has been identified as Mike Little. He was 52.

Relatives said Little lived in Granite Falls and owned his own company, Unique Roofing Concepts. He is survived by his wife, Kim, two grown children, five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

“He was just full of life," said his sister-in-law, Shelley Little “He was the favorite uncle. You could be yourself (around him)—you didn’t have to worry about what you said or what you did.”

Mike Little and his wife Kim had been together since they were teenagers, Shelley Little said. He had purchased his wife a special "eternity" necklace as a Christmas present.

She opened it on Sunday night, surrounded by other family members.

"He was always thinking ahead and taking care of Kim,” Shelley said.

Little was one of two roofers who fell about 50 feet onto a concrete walkway at a home in unincorporated Redmond near Ames Lake on Friday. Little was pronounced dead at the scene; the other man was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear life-threatening, police said.

The death was ruled an accident by the King County Medical Examiner.

Shelley Little said her brother-in-law had been in the roofing business since he was 16 and always following strict safety procedures. His co-workers were also very experienced, and the group had been working together for quite some time, she said.

“So there’s just no sense to make out of this," she said. “Mike was so good at safety—that’s why it’s all blowing us away.”

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If you have memories to share of Mike Little or condolences to offer his family, please post them in the comments section below.

Adam December 05, 2012 at 09:39 PM
My heart goes out to everyone he left behind. Please stay strong for Mike. I did not know him; I am a roofing contractor in Woodinville who just recently heard the news. I believe we have crossed paths in the past being in the same business. Rest in peace Mike.
Greg Johnston December 05, 2012 at 11:07 PM
That's just heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time Amanda, and brings a grown man to tears!
Laura Gonzalez December 06, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I love uncle mike. Wish I had more time with him. He had such a great heart and cared for everyone. He was like a big teddy bear. We love and miss u uncle mike. Stay close.
Melody T December 06, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I was a neighbor of Mike's. I only visited with him a few times and he was one of the nicest men I have had the pleasure of meeting. It was obvious to me how much he loved his family. He was always outside playing with the kids whenever we would pass by. He also took time to help out the elderly man that lived across the street from his family. He will be missed by many. I wish I had more time to get to know him better. My thoughts are with his family.
Andrew Ramerman January 27, 2013 at 05:31 PM
I miss you buddy, and think about you all the time. RIP my old friend.

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