Let the memory of Michelle be with us forever
  • 42 years old
  • Born on November 27, 1968 in Coldspring, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on October 10, 2011 in Castle Rock, Colorado, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michelle Stella 42 years old , born on November 27, 1968 and passed away on October 10, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Lonna Grabenstein on 29th November 2017
Birthday wishes to you dear Angel friend. On your birthday, November 27, at about 8:30 in the morning, Stella Jewell was born in Omaha at Children's Hospital, to Adam and Kelsey Grabenstein. We are so grateful for the love and grace of God as this special little girl is getting stronger. We promise that we will tell her about you, Michelle and your incredible Spirit as she grows up to be a beautiful young woman. With much love and deep appreciation for the gift of love continually shared.
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 27th November 2017
My Michelle Happy Birthday
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 27th November 2017
My Michelle Happy Birthday
Posted by Mark Rodriguez on 27th November 2017
Happy birthday in Heaven my Angel and Hero thanks for the gift of life. My love for you is eternal.
Posted by Lonna Grabenstein on 10th October 2017
We never know how our lives impact the lives of others. Michelle, if you were sitting with me now, I would tell you that you have not been forgotten. On this day we remember your vitality, the crazy way you swooned over that "Jesse's Girl" singer, Rick Springfield, the way you loved on Lucas, your gorgeous infectious smile, making you a meatless Runza, how you fussed over Kelsey on the wedding day....and so much more. Want you to know that there is a special little girl coming and her name will be Stella Jewell. Doctors say she will be born on your birthday, November 27th. Kelsey and Adam need your Angel light to watch over them through the days that lie ahead. Hope one day we will all be reunited...and then all these WHY questions will be answered as we stand in the presence of God together.
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 10th October 2017
My Michelle, It's been 6 long years but sometimes it seems like yesterday since you've been gone. We went to visit your parents this summer. Your Dad took us to a Mets game!!! Will always miss you !!! Love, Linda
Posted by Mark Rodriguez on 10th October 2017
Thank you for six years I didn't have coming to me. Rest in Heaven my Angel.
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 27th November 2016
Happy Birthday my best friend!!! Your still in my thoughts everyday! Miss you like crazy!!! Love Linda
Posted by Pia Rizzo on 12th October 2016
We all love and miss you always! Thank you for Guiding Lucas back home! xxoo
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 11th October 2016
My Michelle, You are still in my thoughts everyday. It seems like these last 5 years have flown by. There are so many special moments that have happened in my life that I wished I could have shared with you. Just know that you'll never be forgotten. Love You and Miss you so much!! Linda
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 11th October 2015
My Michelle, Another year has come and gone. I can't believe it's been 4 years. I still think you you everyday. I miss you more than words can say. Love you Linda O
Posted by Lonna Grabenstein on 11th October 2015
Michelle, another dear, dear, friend and mentor of mine died today and most certainly joined you in Heaven. His name is Pastor Harold Gronstal. He was at Adam and Kelsey's wedding. This was a tough day for Kelsey... She misses you so much. It's hard for her to remember her wedding anniversary, because of the horrible incident that happened to you. May God help us to trust and hold on to the promises that have been made complete for you and for Pastor Harold. We also pray for Mark and that he recovers and gets much stronger
Posted by Mark Rodriguez on 10th October 2015
Thank you for four years I did not have coming to me. I will always fight to keep these lungs okay. My love for you is eternal. You will forever be my Angel and Hero.
Posted by Cindy Stella-Rizzo on 27th November 2014
Happy Birthday my beautiful sister!
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 27th November 2014
Thinking of you today . Wishing I could be having Thanksgiving and celebrating your Birthday with you. Miss you!!! Love , Linda
Posted by Tami Draper on 10th October 2014
Still hard to believe you are no longer with us. I think of you always, your beautiful smile, your crazy snort laugh, and the way you danced in our front yard for our neighbors driving by. Love you today and always.
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 10th October 2014
Michelle, Is it possible that you've been gone 3 years. I feel your presence all the time. You are always on my mind. Playing words with friends with your Mom, listening to a song on the radio, drinking margaritas, etc.. But most of all I miss your beautiful smile . Love you Linda.
Posted by Alexis Moriarty on 23rd June 2014
Hi. your son is amazing. I am sorry for what happen. Lucas is nice and funny. He really miss you. He talks about you alot. he is teaching me alot about cars. it is really interesting. he needs you. i know how it feels like not to have a mom. my mom left me when i was 3. i give hope and wishs to your whole family. good luck. you will see better days. i know you will. god will watch over you and lucas. bye.
Posted by Lucas Storey on 3rd June 2014
hi mom i just found this website today and i had to sign up with my friends e-mail i love u, my friend say he love you and rest in peace we all love and miss you talk to you later
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 12th October 2013
My Michelle, Is it even possible that its been 2 years since you've been gone. I still feel as though your still going to walk through the door at any moment. I think of you everyday. Mostly when I'm listening to the radio . I always say to myself Michelle would love this song . One day we will be singing then together . Love and miss you so much . Linda Oechsle
Posted by Pia Rizzo on 10th October 2013
Well it's been 2 years, please keep on sending your family signs that you are truly there with them cause it keeps them going on, knowing you your having a great time and brightening everyones day up there!! Try not to worry to much over Luke cause he will end up where he truly belongs, your family will see it happen!! we love and miss you and your always remembered!! xxxxoooo p
Posted by Lonna Grabenstein on 27th November 2012
You touched so many hearts....may we live our lives as you did...sharing joy and life!
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 27th November 2012
Happy Birthday My Michelle. How I wish you were here to celebrate it with me. What I wouldn't give to spend just a few minutes with you. Love you!!! Miss You!!! Linda
Posted by JoMarie Fitzpatrick on 27th November 2012
Happy Birthday Michelley.....miss you and think of you always. Saturday is Kelly's wedding....how I wish you were here to celebrate with us....we'll be thinking of you and all you would have added to the fun....rest in peace my cousin....<3always remembering<3....
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 20th October 2012
I am sitting here up in the mountains and I can't believe it's been more than a year since i have seen your smiling face. I spent time with your parents on the anniversary of your passing. This past year has flown by and not one single day has gone by that I haven't thought of you. Your in my prayers always. Miss you so much. Love you Linda
Posted by Michelle Mcaleer on 17th October 2012
We miss you Michelle. Lucas is in our prayers. You are both in our hearts.
Posted by Joseph Pedro on 15th October 2012
RIP Michelle. You are missed.
Posted by Tami Draper on 11th October 2012
I can't believe it has been a year. My sister in law sent me a beautiful poem that talks about not crying and you will always be with me in my heart. I know you are here in spirit, watching over us. I just miss you so much, you were such a huge part of my life. I think of you often and know that someday we shall see each other again. Rest in peace beautiful lady!
Posted by JoMarie Fitzpatrick on 10th October 2012
Ahhhh Michelley...1 year....still so sad and senseless. I've always tried to live my life the best I could and your passing has made me work even harder at that, thank you for that and....thanks for all the memories. I know that you are at peace and one day we will meet again....rest in peace my cousin and friend. I love you..always remembering..<3
Posted by Taylor E on 10th October 2012
You were a really nice lady. I remember you helped me pick out really pretty earrings for my mom at Linda's jewelry party for mothers day. I watched Lucas once and he was a very sweet, fun little boy. You are very missed by everyone.
Posted by Mark Rodriguez on 10th October 2012
Michelle my words could never be enough to express my love and gratitude. What you have given me is so much more than a gift. You have given me life, time, the opportunity to dream and do everything I can to make those dreams a reality. You will always be my hero and Angel and I received so much more than lungs from you. I now have a new family and set of friends. I love you eternally.
Posted by Lonna Grabenstein on 10th October 2012
Michelle and Stella family, As I drive by the Rain Tree (the site of Adam and Kelsey's wedding) every day I see a large broken branch that occurred about the same time of your death. At first seeing the branch made me sad and some days angry...today, birds were gathered in that branch and I felt hope. The family Easter picture in our kitchen keeps you close in memory and in our hearts.
Posted by Cindy Stella-Rizzo on 5th May 2012
Missing you today sis! We found out who received your lungs! He and his family are so grateful!!! Love you and miss you everyday!
Posted by Jennifer Salvo on 3rd April 2012
Thinking of you today. Miss hearing your voice and laugh.- Jennifer
Posted by Linda Oechsle on 4th January 2012
I'm sitting here thinking of all the great times we had. It seems as though any moment you will walk through the door. Where are you? I miss you so much. I just wish I could turn back time. I'm trying my hardest to do all I can to help Lucas. Just know that your always in my thoughts and prayers. Love You, Linda
Posted by Agnes Papula Compagnone on 27th November 2011
Happy Birthday-Michelle! Love, Agnes
Posted by Jennifer Salvo on 27th November 2011
Happy Birthday dear Michelle. The sun is shining today and the sky is a beautiful blue. It's a wonderful day to celebrate you! Much love- Jennifer
Posted by Camille Bonniwell on 21st November 2011
Michelle, I am incredibly shocked. We had so much fun together. You were so full of life. I cry as I write this letter. Grant called me today. I only hope that Lukas can heal quickly and always have fond memories of his Mommy. I will always remember the fun hang out times and your kindred spirit. Until we meet again my friend. Always in my heart. Love you girlfriend.
Posted by Beatrice Gioeni/Moneymake... on 15th November 2011
We graduated from Beacon High School together. Remember Michelle always had a smile on her face and was a nice person. You will be missed by many people you have touched. Say hello to Deb for me. Thanks
Posted by ROBERT K LANIER on 15th November 2011
To my beautiful friend with the million-dollar smile, may you rest in peace and shine your love upon us all from above. You will always remain in my heart, and my sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the Stella family and Lucas. May our words provide some comfort to all during this healing process. - Robert K. Lanier
Posted by Kristen Blayney on 22nd October 2011
Michelle...I find this so hard to believe like so many others!!! I cannot stop thinking about all of the what ifs...for just the few months I have know u through kels, u fit into the family like we have known u for your whole life!!! U r truely going to b missed& never 4gotten!!!
Posted by Nick Francese on 20th October 2011
We'll love you forever.....Nicky and Carrie
Posted by Agnes McKeon on 19th October 2011
So sorry to hear of Michelle. My heart goes out to you. I knew Michelle as a young, beautiful girl growing up with my niece & nephew, Agnes & Billy Papula. Such a sad time for everyone. God give you comfort at this difficult time.
Posted by Lonna Grabenstein on 17th October 2011
Michelle, you blessed our lives for such a short time, but we treasure that time we had together. Like I said the last time we visited you in Kearney, we will see you at Easter,because we trust in Jesus that will hold true. Love & prayers to John, Peggy, Lucas, Cindy & family
Posted by JoMarie Fitzpatrick on 17th October 2011
So many memories....Christmas, rainy picnic in the living room, Birthdays, Disney World, our last chat, your sparkling eyes, your big laugh, your loving heart..I'm so very sad but I know that you are safe in God's hands. Until we meet again...I love you Michelley
Posted by Sabrina Springer on 16th October 2011
Micelle you will always be remebered, loved, & never forgotten. We have another angel watching over us. We all wish that we could turn back time. Your son Lucas & your family are in our prayers. Love Edward & Sabrina
Posted by Michelle Waldron-Henderso... on 15th October 2011
I was lucky enough to know Michelle in high school. I will always remember her beautiful smile, gentle nature, and great laugh. What a beautiful soul. My deepest sympathy to her family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Posted by Shari Walker on 15th October 2011
My heart goes out to you all for your loss.
Posted by Linda Frisina on 15th October 2011
I did not know Michelle, but after reading about her tragic death, I felt compelled to write a note. I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Matthew LeClaire on 14th October 2011
My prayers and thoughts go out to the Stella Family, especially Lucas we will be there for ya. I am having a though time dealing with how you life was taken its just not right...

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