Michelle battled a terrible brain tumor since 2006, with relentless determination and positive energy, through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. However, in late 2017 the cancer spread rapidly. She passed away quietly on 28 January, 2018. She would want you to live your life as she did, with strength and optimism.We will continue her legacy. Your gift will carry her work into the future, and provide support to female professionals, aviators, engineers, and researchers.
Michelle was always known as a boundless giver. Her exploits as Lady Elwisia Mouche (and Molly) in the SCA, or her service as Ombudsman and USO volunteer at a major military command during Hurricane Katrina, or expert skill as Program Manager for the U. S. Coast Guard’s Institute for Leadership, are all examples of how she has given to others before thinking of herself. Her award-winning book West By Sea
has sold several hundred copies and raised hundreds of dollars for charity. Her recent interviews and articles have inspired tens of thousands of people around the world.
If your life has been touched by Michelle in any way, please consider making a gift here and also sharing this page with your network.
With gratitude for a life well lived,
Michelle's close family sends
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