Michele Renae Dellinger, 57, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Snohomish.
Michele was born on June 5, 1959 in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Chuck & Patty Cruse. She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from S-WHS with the class of 1977.
Soon after Michele started and raised her family. As time allowed she began working in the seafood deli at Food Pavilion, then as a phlebotomist with Lab Corp, she worked in day care and finally in her true calling as a care provider. She assisted many families as an in home care giver helping with loved ones for many years.
When time allowed she enjoyed watching movies, being with her grandchildren or her pets or checking in with family and friends just to see how they were doing and to say hi. She loved people and it was her passion help or to brighten someone’s day.
Michele is survived by her children, Rachael Schaut and her husband Shawn, Raina Holland and her husband Troy, Riley Burke and his companion Becky Wells and Kelly Derrick and her husband Troy; her parents, Chuck & Patty Cruse; her grandchildren, Kiarah, Olivia, Kayden, Preston, Kharis, D’Laney, Xavier and Zoie; her brother, Scott Cruse and his wife Jo, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley. Memorials in honor of Michele are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Skagit County Humane Society.