In loving memory of our dear sister, Michelle Lee. Michelle was born February 7, 1959, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mike and Shirlene Lee. She is the oldest of three daughters. When she was three years old, her family moved back to Tempe, Arizona and has lived there ever since. She loved growing up in Tempe where she could see the beautiful buttes, the Phoenix Valley traveling west on McDowell, and Scottsdale, Mesa, and Tempe traveling east on McDowell. She felt we had the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Michelle grew up loving to create things through different crafts, studying astronomy, and especially reading the scriptures and learning more about our Savior.
In 1983 – 1984 Michelle had the blessing of serving a mission to Viña Del Mar, Chile, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved serving the people in her mission, and made life-long friends, who were more like brothers and sisters to her.
About twenty some odd years ago, Michelle changed positions in the school system, from being a computer lab teacher to teaching Special Education. This became her dream job, and she loved working with her students and her co-teacher. It was time for her to move on 7 years ago when she decided to teach Special Ed in high school. She was blessed to get a position at Chaparral High where she taught very special young men and young women, who are medically fragile, and those who needed special assistance. They taught her just as much as she taught them. Michelle loved them with all her heart, and their families as well. They became family to her. She had a wonderful group of co-teachers, Paras, and Nurses whom she loved dearly and they became family to her too.
Michelle will be missed by many, especially her sisters Cindy and Kristine Lee. However, we know she is with mom and dad, and many other loved ones.