In Memorium

Michael Edwards Grooms

April 30, 1937- April 16, 2016

Mike Grooms passed away peacefully in his home after a long battle with heart disease. Mike was born in Trout Creek, Michigan to Beulah May and Mark Thomas Grooms. He was the youngest of four boys and three girls. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years and that brought him to Port Angeles, Washington where he met and married his wife, Jo Lee Kaas. They recently celebrated their 54th anniversary.


In 1964, Mike started at the Port Angeles Police Department and attained the rank of Sergeant before retiring after 25 years. Even after retirement Mike was never idle, care taking property and working security at Swain’s. He moonlighted during his law enforcement career, driving logging and fuel trucks, and ambulances. He wanted to provide his family with the very best. Mike’s work ethic and passion was also embodied in his hobbies. He raced motorcycles competitively in the 1960’s and 70’s and was an avid hunter and fisherman, often taking week long hunting trips with friends and family. 

Mike leaves his wife Jo Lee, his son Rick and daughter-in-law Tracey, two grandsons Thomas and Robert and his wife Kathy, two granddaughters Rachel and Becca, and three great grandsons Cole, Kaleb and Corky. Mike’s mother, father, brothers and sisters preceded him in death. There will be no services at his request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County at 540 E. 8th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362 as they were a tremendous help to him and our family during this difficult time.