Michelle Renee Oakes (MO)
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 14, 1962
  • Place of birth:
    West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
  • Date of passing: May 10, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Burlingame, California, United States
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.

     This memorial website was created in memory of Michelle Renee Oakes, known to many of her colleagues as "Mo."  Like all of us, Michelle played many roles throughout her life. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, friend, co-worker, and fellow traveller, a neighbor, a volunteer, a mentor, a cousin, a roommate, or just a familiar face at the neighborhood cafe. 

New event information: 

Where: 130 Fox Hollow Road, Woodside


When1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or thereabouts


Who: You and anyone who knew and loved Michelle


What: Still an informal gathering enjoying some mostly catered refreshments. We'll have a backyard-friendly PA system playing music, and at some point we'll start a chain of people sharing stories, saying hello, expressing whatever they would like to express, however they would like to express it. Russ really wants to emphasize the casual nature of the event: shorts and t-shirts will be encouraged. 


Detailed Directions: From 280, take the Woodside Road exit to the West, through Woodside (one stop sign). Go past the fire station and past the elementary school on your left. The first left after the school is Fox Hollow Road (little street, easy to miss). Turn left on Fox Hollow. Go across the little bridge, and then soon you'll see a mailbox with "130" on your left, but you want to turn right, up the driveway, across from the mailbox. 
Only a few cars can park at the top of the driveway next to the house. So when you come up the driveway, just as the asphalt turns to the right you can park on the field next to the tennis court or you can go a little further and park on the open space next to the vineyard. There should be plenty of parking space on the property, but If you have to park on the street, make sure you park on the right side, facing away from Woodside Road.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jimmy Johnson on 14th February 2017

"I realize this is not timely but I just learned of the worlds loss of Michelle. My heartfelt condolences are extended to all whom miss her and especially her family. Michelle and I went to high school together and I occasionally carried her to school stopping by Holt's for an eclair. Rest easy my friend."

This tribute was added by Robert Parlin on 23rd September 2014

"Dear Michelle,
I know it drove you crazy when we kept giving you ugly stuffed animals as gifts, but I loved hearing your sighs of exasperation. I always see your beautiful smile whenever I think of you, which is often.

This tribute was added by patricia davis on 22nd September 2014

"I knew Michelle briefly at Harvard and knew her to be extremely positive and loyal.  May she rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Jenny Thompson on 20th February 2014

"I just found this lovely ,memorial to a friend, Michelle went to high school with me and graduated in Douglas, she was only with us a short time, but we loved her like she had been with us forever."

This tribute was added by Linda Mallard on 6th August 2013

"Michelle,  I remember when you were born. A beautiful baby with a lovely smile.Tommy & I drove to W.Palm Beach to see you. I watched you grow up into a young lady with a wonderful personalty. I love you and miss you. Aunt Linda"

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