michele-dubose
Michele DuBose
"The world lost the kindest, nicest person that ever lived - heaven has gained an angel."

Bob DuBose unexpectedly lost his best friend and wife Michele yesterday.

May the blessings of Almighty God be with Bob and his family. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced soon. Your Rotary family is with you Bob during this time of sorrow.

Please share your kind words and memories to honor Michele. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Wendy Gwinner on 4th January 2016

"Bob,
I was so honored to know Michele.  Her quick, dry wit always kept me on my toes.  She had grace in the way she handled her health and our group benefited in so many ways from her wisdom.  I am truly sorry for your loss.  She loved her life with you.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Wendy"

This tribute was added by Jerry Schilling on 4th January 2016

"Dear Bob,
So sorry for your loss, words can not express our sympathy and sorrow.
You and your family are in prayers.
Jerry and Lee Schilling"

This tribute was added by Elaine Formby on 31st December 2015

"Dear Bob,
As we expressed before, please know that Michele will always hold a special place in our hearts as we recall the relaxed and easy sharing that we had each time that we met on the trails of life.  You have a special place at our table any time that our paths cross.  Keeping you and yours close, Elaine & Don"

This tribute was added by Bob Frey on 31st December 2015

"Dear Bob,
We were saddened to hear of Michele's passing.  Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob and Pat Frey"

This tribute was added by Carson Taylor on 31st December 2015

"Dear Bob,

Dede and I are thinking of you and your loss.  Michele will exist in our collective memories. Peace."

This tribute was added by James Penhale on 31st December 2015

"Dear Bob,

We are very sorry for your loss of Michele. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim and Suzy"

This tribute was added by Dottie Martin on 31st December 2015

"We were greatly saddened to hear about Michelle.  Both of you will be in our thoughts and prayers

Gary and Dottie"

This tribute was added by Dottie Martin on 31st December 2015

"We were greatly saddened to hear about Michelle.  Both of you will be in our thoughts and prayers

Gary and Dottie"

This tribute was added by Sara Claytor on 30th December 2015

"Dearest Bob, It was back  in the 1970's that Frances McCoy and  I met Michele at UNC-CH where we all worked for the School of Library Science. We have never lost touch, as you know. She fit right in like it was supposed to be. She was amazing in every way. And when she met you, we took you in. And I was so happy to meet with you two when I remarried to Bob R. and we came your way so he could show me where he had lived in Montana. I have all your photos and messages of these last decades. I will always see MO's smile!! My love to you and all the family. Keep in touch. Don't forget us.  Sara c. (Sec)"

This tribute was added by tom swanson on 30th December 2015

"Uncle Bob...stout heart and remember the great times...Cindy and I will toast to you and Michelle...
Tom"

This tribute was added by Wallis Bryan on 30th December 2015

"Bob,
     I have a bookshelf across from my desk and while I haven't paid much attention to it, lately it has been pulling me to a little plaque that reads 'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain'.  Man, did Michele ever dance!!  More importantly, she taught me how to dance in my own storm. I am forever grateful for her love, courage and strength she shared with me and so, so many.  May God bless and comfort you Bob now and always."

This tribute was added by Gerry Lang on 29th December 2015

"Bob, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gerry and Colette Lang"

This tribute was added by Tad Tsukamoto on 28th December 2015

"Bob -

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Tad"

This tribute was added by Bill Souba on 28th December 2015

"Bob, we were saddened to hear of your loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill and Lisa Souba"

This tribute was added by Doug Weber on 28th December 2015

"Dear Bob-

So sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Jim Hamilton on 28th December 2015

"Bob, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Michele. We enjoyed and admired her greatly. We hope that all of your treasured memories and those that hold special delight for you can help ease the pain of this transition.   With concern,  Sue and Jim"

This tribute was added by Ryan Rickert on 27th December 2015

"Bob- I'm very sorry for your loss and can only imagine the pain of losing your other half. Maggie and I will pray for your heart and ask God to draw you even nearer and for you to quickly find some level of comfort in His plan.
I'm sorry Bob.
- Sincerely Ryan and Maggie Rickert"

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakwin on 27th December 2015

"Dear Bob,
All who have been touched by beauty are touched by sorrow at its passing.Deepest sympathies for your loss."

This tribute was added by Vivian Bridaham on 27th December 2015

"Bob, I am so very sad about Michelle's death.  We have shared so many wonderful times in Rotary.  Lots of love, I am thinking of you, Vivi"

This tribute was added by Bob Jamin on 27th December 2015

"Dear Bob,

I was saddened by your sudden loss of Michele.

May your happy memories of her get you through these hard times and warm your heart forever for I know you will miss her dearly."

This tribute was added by Julie Kirkland on 27th December 2015

"Dear Bob,

I was so saddened to learn of your loss of Michele. You have so many years of wonderful memories with her, and I hope they bring you some comfort as you grieve. Our prayers are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Necla Sarikaya on 27th December 2015

"Dear Bob,
I am deeply saddened by this terrible news!
You and Michele were  my ideal couple which  reminded me there was still hope for  true love.She will always stay in mind  as an elegant lady.  
I am glad  I was able to take this photo of both  of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Phil Oliver on 25th December 2015

"DuBy:  You and I and Mickey go back at least 55 years.  It is hard for me to find adequate words to describe how I feel upon her passing.  She was like a sister to me - a very nice sister.  Even though our contacts were not often, I will miss her and keep a special place for her in my heart.  PR"

This tribute was added by James Bond on 24th December 2015

"Dear Bob, I am so sorry to hear about loss.  We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.  James & Kristin Bond"

This tribute was added by Sarah Skoglund on 23rd December 2015

"Dear Bob,

I feel so honored to have met Michele and to have seen how amazing and full of love you were together. Our hearts are so broken. Please know we are here for you. And we hope you find some healing from those surrounding you with love right now.

Sarah skoglund (cancer support community)"

This tribute was added by Adam Manninen on 23rd December 2015

"Dear Bob,

We feel fortunate Michele entered our lives.  Her spirt was strong and her smile contagious.  Her courage was inspiring and her grace uplifting.  We wish you peace, love, strength and courage.  We are thinking of you.

With love,

Adam & Bree Manninen"

This tribute was added by Tony Marchi on 23rd December 2015

"Bob, Words will never say how I grieve along your side for losing someone so near and dear, and the joy of your life. The two of you were so fortunate to have been together for so long and shared innumerable experiences brightening so many lives around you. As you move forward know Michelle will want you to continue your good works in helping others and that one day your spirits with join again. Be strong my friend!"

This tribute was added by Steve Hample on 23rd December 2015

"Dear Bob,

I join others in expressing sadness upon hearing of Michele's passing.

As I think back over the years, I also feel we can draw inspiration from her life:  her positive nature, her cooperative spirit, her stamina in fighting off the cancer, and the great life that the two of you formed.
If Michele can get this message, I want to say "Good job! - You lived life to the fullest, you helped many people and you served as an inspiration to us.""

This tribute was added by John Allen on 23rd December 2015

"Bob, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. My heart goes out to you at this time of sadness for you and your family."

This tribute was added by Mike Bonville on 23rd December 2015

"Bob, I'm so sorry to hear about Michele.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Jeff Nichols on 23rd December 2015

"Bob,
We only met once since I recently was honored to be invited to the Sunrise Rotary Club, but Julie and I wanted to share our condolences at the sudden passing of Michele.  We didn't have the honor of meeting her, but after reading the many posts on this page, I wish we had.  May God's peace, which surpasses our understanding, encourage you and your family during this time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Barbara Amaral on 23rd December 2015

"Dear Bob,
I'm sad to hear of your loss. We pray that your heart be comforted  during this time, as you hold on to your most treasured memories of your lovely wife. We are all here for you!"

This tribute was added by Rosie Triantis on 23rd December 2015

"Dearest Bob,

I understand your pain and have a huge lump in my throat.  Each time we spoke Michele made me feel special and part of the group.  I feel lucky to have known her.  She continues to be with you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Hugs, Rosie Triantis"

This tribute was added by jim ness on 23rd December 2015

"Dear Bob:

So sorry to hear of your loss. Or thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you."

This tribute was added by Nancy Gerlach on 23rd December 2015

"Bob,
Bruce  and I send our thoughts and prayers your way over the loss of Michele. Know that many people are holding you up and behind you to help you through this difficult time. God bless you and be with you!"

This tribute was added by Gene Gaines on 23rd December 2015

"Dear Bob,
So sorry to hear the news about your beloved Michele.  We are in Baltimore or I would be there to help in anyway possible.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Gene and Catherine"

This tribute was added by Lisa Grace on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,
I'm so sorry for your loss. May you be surrounded by love and support at this time."

This tribute was added by Todd Eliason on 22nd December 2015

"Bob,
Arlene and I send our sincere sympathy.  Michelle fought a valiant fight against an insidious disease.  May the memories of a life well lived comfort you in the days ahead.  Thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.

Todd and Arlene Eliason"

This tribute was added by Megan McGlothlen on 22nd December 2015

"Bob, sending you lots of love. Words cannot express how special Michele was. She was an inspiration and will be missed terribly. Big hugs, Megan"

This tribute was added by Doug Chandler on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,

My heart is heavy as I ponder the loss of your lovely wife.  Michele was truly an amazing person, always positive, strong, beautiful, and real.   Sonja and I admire the energetic sense of adventure she (and you) maintained throughout her struggle.   I am glad you had the time and inclination to travel and experience the freedom of RV'ing around the country.   Our family's thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Sydney Rick on 22nd December 2015

"Oh Bob...I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Wishing you peace and keeping you close in thought and heart.
-Sydney & Dan Rick"

This tribute was added by Greg Metzger on 22nd December 2015

"Bob, Our prayers are with you and we believe Michele is in a better place watching over all of us and you in particular. You are in our thoughts, and we are here if you need us."

This tribute was added by Kevin Click on 22nd December 2015

"Bob, my heart goes out to you in this time of loss.  May your heart be lifted by those around you, and the prayers sent your way.  Be well."

This tribute was added by Bob Wiersma on 22nd December 2015

"Bob,
No words can express your loss. I only hope we can share our love for both of you by sharing a meal or some time with you. Please put us on the schedule as we will arrive back next Monday."

This tribute was added by Heidi Wagner on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,
I am so very sorry to hear that Michele is gone. What a truly heartbreaking thing. I hope your memories will give you plenty of great moments to focus on and lots of funny and loving things to keep her close in heart. I'll be praying for you and your family this Christmas Season. With love, Matt and Heidi Wagner (Battle Ground, WA)"

This tribute was added by Elaine Squire on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,

Our hearts are breaking for you. Praying for you and your family to find peace.
With Love,
Elaine & Russ Squire"

This tribute was added by Ted Campbell on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob
      What words come to mind thinking of Michele?  Elegant, tough, smart, kind, strong, lovely........too many attributes to list.  You've often implied she made you a better person but we know, together, you made each other better; a true definition of synergy.  Yes her passing tears a hole in your heart. We feel the same loss; she touched so many. The good she did; the positive impact she made on you, on me, on all of us will not soon fade and will surely be passed on. What more can any of us ask than to leave the place better than we found it?   Kit&Ted"

This tribute was added by Mike Waterman on 22nd December 2015

"So sorry to hear about your loss.  We will keep you and your family in our prayers during this most difficult time."

This tribute was added by Bill Henning on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob, so very sorry to learn of Michele's passing.  Such a great photo of you at our recent dinner makes her sudden loss so surprising.  I am glad she was there to share with you the accolades and appreciation of your friends just as she shared so much with you for many many years.  My heartfelt condolences Bob."

This tribute was added by Esther Schwier on 22nd December 2015

"We are so grateful to have had the honor of knowing your beautiful wife, Michele.  I know she was your whole world and that you will miss her with all your heart.  Please know that Charles and I grieve with you and will always be here for you should you need our friendship and support.
With love from us both xx"

This tribute was added by Bozeman Sunrise Rotary on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,
Very sorry to hear the news of your wife's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Jason Smith on 22nd December 2015

"Michele will be deeply missed; she was a bright light in our community. Bob, my heart breaks for you but I stand alongside all your friends and fellow Rotarians in being fully available to support you in any way I can."

This tribute was added by Cliff Renner on 22nd December 2015

"Bob, So sad to hear of Michele's passing. She is such an amazing person who showed us how to cheerfully endure difficulty. I lost my younger sister (57) to breast cancer over a year ago. Her husband and the kids will be out in a week from NJ. They love Montana so.
I am glad you and Michele had so many years and special occasions in special places together. You did so much for her and out hearts go out to you. We will be praying for your strength and comfort through all of this.
Your friends,
Cliff and Deb Renner"

This tribute was added by Kathryn Haas on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss of beautiful Michele.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathryn"

This tribute was added by Roger Barnes on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,
At such a heart-wrenching time Lynne and I want to reach out and offer our sincerest condolences.  Over the years we have both gotten to know Michele and warmly remember our lunch with you both at the New Orleans RI Convention. Michele is a very special person and will remain in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Mike Campbell on 22nd December 2015

"Bob, What a grand lady! Barb & I always enjoyed visiting with you and Michele. May all your memories together help you through this difficult time. I know that there must be family and friends coming for the service - if you need anything - we are here to help in any way."

This tribute was added by Sue Higgins on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,
The respect and love that you demonstrated as a couple is a true inspiration to us all. I know your heart is heavy, and our hearts are with you as we remember all of the kindness that Michelle brought into this world. Please call on us for anything. With love, Sue"

This tribute was added by Jill Brewster on 22nd December 2015

"Sending you love and peace.

Kyle and Jill Brewster"

This tribute was added by Michael Banville on 22nd December 2015

"Bob, Michele truly was an inspiration to us all. Her courage and upbeat attitude during these recent years was always a joy to be around. I know you two loved the Tetons so much. Her spirit will always be with us, especially as we hike a trail, paddle a canoe, hear laughter and see a sunset aglow with the colors of the rainbow. We will all miss her, and pray for strength and courage for you.  Call on us anytime for anything."

This tribute was added by Tim Rote on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Bob,

My heart truly aches for you at this time. Toni and I offer our deepest sympathy.
Your marriage to your angel Michele is what true love and companionship should be for all. Your positive lives together have impacted many in wonderful ways and will for years to come. I hope that knowing this truth brings you some much needed comfort.  
On behalf of your Rotary Club please know that you are in our prayers and that we are here for you.
If there is anything we can do please let me know.

With my Love for you both,

Tim Rote
406-209-3880"


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