Michelle R. Stealey was born February 20, 1962, in Gunnison, Colo. to Wally and Sharon Stealey. Michelle passed away July 26, 2007, at her home in Avondale, Colo. She was preceded in death by her brother , Pat; maternal grandparent, Norma Jameson; and paternal grandparents, Neil and Bertha Stealey. She leaves to cherish her memory her parents; special friend, Dan Brumley; and dear friends, Tina Sanchez of Tacoma Wash. and Kathy Stivers of Denver. She leaves numerous other friends and cousins including her aunt, Faye Painter of Apple Valley, Calif. Michelle had a great love for animals throughout her life. She was generous and loving with all who knew her. Michelle graduated from Centennial High school with honors in 1980 and attended DU. She previously was employed by former State Attorney General J.D. MacFarlane and later Bankruptsy attorney Janet MacFarlane. She retired as a lobbyist from Stealey and Associates five years ago. At her request there will be no services. The family respectfully requests, in lieu of food and flowers, memorials be made to Pueblo Animal Shelter through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main Street, Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Wally and Sharon

    I am Angel Hughes friend of your daughter Michelle

    I feel your loose and morn with you in her death…….I just found out

    This is the only way I know to contact you both.

    you may email me at angeldawnhughes@gmail.com

    I often think of the wonderful time I had with Michelle and your family

    when I came to CO. Thanksgiving was the best time ever.

    I will never have a friend like Michelle she was the best and so funny and caring:) thank you for sharing her with me.

    thank you Michelle and family for making my life so much richer and more colorful:)

    God Bless, Angel Hughes and Kids xxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Dear Wally and Sharon,

    We are sorry to hear of your loss.

    You, Rena Egan, and Bob Jackson, helped me get started in the practice in Pueblo many years ago(1974). I think of this often and thank you.

    I visited at length recently with Ernie Gallegos and we shared some “Wally Stealey” stories. Your help to Pueblo and Southern Colorado will be long remembered.

    I lost a child myself, Zachary, in 1974. Time helps somewhat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Robert E. West

  3. Dear Wally and Sharon,
    We were so sorry to hear about Michelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Pat & Janet Greer

  4. Sharon and Wally – We are sorry for the loss of your beloved Michelle. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to both of you. We love you very much.

    The Trones and Vigils.

  5. Mr. & Mrs. Stealey, We are deeply saddened by the news of Michelle. We thought the world of Michelle when she was in school at Freed & Centennial with Patty. Patty was brain injured in an auto accident but her long term memory is intact and she remembers Michelle. Patty enjoyed going to the Western Slope with Michelle one summer & staying with her grandparents & riding horses with her. You have our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Ellie, Lawrence and Patty Archuletta

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