Dec. 3, 1942 – Nov. 21, 2021
Michele Dickens, 78, peacefully passed away the evening of Sunday, Nov. 21, at her Bellingham home, surrounded by her loved ones. She fought a valiant battle against cancer while continuing to be her family’s light, rock, and guide. She was loved by so many. Her sweet nature, kindness, compassion, and warm heart drew people to her.
Michele was the matriarch and cornerstone for the Dickens family. Those who knew and loved her will carry on her legacy by giving back to others and paying it forward. Michele gave endless amounts of love, care, understanding, and time. She made many sacrifices over the years to help anyone who needed her love or support.
Michele was an active member of the Woodinville community for 35 years. She served on the PTA; carpooled children all over the Eastside for sports; welcomed every child in the neighborhood to hang out while she cooked; and taught reading at Hollywood Hills, East Ridge, and Fernwood elementary schools. Michele’s hobbies included gardening, golfing, and her favorite past-time sewing. She was known for getting up at 3 a.m. often to work on a sewing project for people for whom she cared. Michele adored lunching with her friends, attending live sporting events, playing golf, attending the annual Sew Expo and, every once in a while, savoring a glass of wine.
All who knew Michele will miss her undeniable presence and the joy that she embodied. We will miss her at a level that cannot be quantified. Michele is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 56 years, Jim Dickens, her children, Susie Dickens, Megan Cook, Brian Dickens and Dave Dickens, her daughter-in-law Katie Dickens, and her two extraordinary joys - grandchildren Piper and Bronco Cook. Her love will remain with her family until eternity.
A Celebration of Life for Michele will be March 5, 2022, at the Trilogy at Redmond Ridge in Redmond, Wash.