Michael ‘Mike’ Duane Tennyson


Michael “Mike” Duane Tennyson, age 65, of Pottsboro, Texas, and Pagosa Springs, Colo., passed away on Nov. 4. He was born April 16, 1952, to Billy Duane and Margaret (Scott) Tennyson in Dayton, Ohio.

Mike graduated in 1974 from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., with a bachelor’s degree. In 1984, he married Evelyn Breaux in New Orleans, La., where Mike worked for Hibernia National Bank for over 20 years. They moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1994, where Mike was a co-owner of Preferred Care Partners Management Group.

He loved spending time at his home in Pagosa Springs, riding ATVs in the mountains with visiting friends, but mostly he loved spending time with his wife, Evelyn, and their two dogs, Austin and Chayse.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway N., Allen, Texas 75013. An additional memorial service will be held in Pagosa Springs this summer. The date has not yet been set.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to one of Mike’s favorite charities is requested: LASSO Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 229, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, or online through PayPal: lassohorserescue.org; Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, P. O. Box 2230, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, or online: humanesocietyofpagosasprings.org; Pagosa Springs Medical Center, The Dr. Mary Fisher Foundation, online: pagosaspringsmedicalcenter.org (select The Foundation from the drop-down menu); Pagosa Springs Arts Council, P.O. Box 3756, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, website not up yet.