Michael B. Aubrey, 58, a long-time Bozeman resident, was carried to heaven in the early hours of November 23rd, 2010. Mike was born in Talihina, OK on January 25th, 1952, the son of Sam and Dorothy Aubrey. He attended Stillwater High School in Oklahoma, and later art school in Colorado. Mike also served some time in the Army National Guard. In 1976, Mike moved to Bozeman, where he chose to live until his death. He had one son, Ryne, who currently lives in Maine. Mike loved working with his hands; he was a very talented artist, and the owner of Phoenix Laser, a laser engraving company he operated out of his home. Beginning the Phoenix Laser business was a dream come true for him. Beautiful etchings of anything from family to his Native American heritage came to life in his work. To know Mike was to like Mike. #8220;What you see is what you get#8217;#8221; is a phrase often used to describe him. He also maintained a positive attitude about everything, never taking life too seriously. Mike#8217;s motorcycles were his pride and joy. Even after a serious accident, he was determined to ride again. In 2007 he met Teri Bliler, who he often referred to as the love of his life. In the short time they spent together, many of Mike#8217;s dreams came alive. They purchased a home, started the business, bought and rode motorcycles, and developed a relationship that often needed no words to be spoken. They had an understanding of each other that was magic. In addition to his son Ryne, Mike also took on the role of friend and stepfather to Teri#8217;s four children and three grandchildren. Mike had this amazing ability to always be the #8220;man#8217;s man#8221; while at the same time having a gentleness and caring in him. Mike is survived by his son, Ryne, his niece, Elizabeth, three cousins, and his wife, Teri, and her family. Both of his parents and his sister Patty preceded him in death. Cremation has taken place. A memorial of Mike#8217;s life will take place June 25th, 2011 at 1:00pm at Dahl Funeral Chapel.