Michelle “Shelly” Carty, born July, 7 1972 in The Dalles, Ore., passed away July 17, 2016 in Hood River, Ore.
Michelle graduated from Wahtonka High School, Class of 1990. She then moved to Prineville, married and had two beautiful sons. She later moved to Seattle. She attended Renton Tech College where she graduated valedictorian of her class. She worked at Country Doctor in Seattle for a number of years, until she decided to move back to The Dalles to be close to family. She married her love, Shawn Carty on July 13, 2012.
Michelle enjoyed spending time with family, friends and especially her boys. She loved going to the beach and whale watching. She enjoyed traveling to Mexico and spending time with her friends there. She loved God and recently began attending church when she could. She truly enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband, family and friends. Her favorite animal was elephants and she collected many elephant things over the years.
She is survived by her husband Shawn Carty; her two boys Tommy and Westley Winks; step-children Rachel and Jacob Carty and a granddaughter Lillia JoAnne; brother Jason (Jodie) Clapham, nieces Reanna and Kennedy, and nephew Haydon Clapham. Also surviving are her mother and father Tom and Rose Clapham.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m. at Covenant Christian Church. Celebration of Life following interment.
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