Michelle Lynn Owen Tillery

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Michelle Lynn Owen Tillery Obituary
Michelle was born August 4, 1967 in Bakersfield, CA, and was called home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2015. She is survived by her children Tylor and Madison Burns; Amy Tillery; Mike Tillery and family; Steve Tillery and family; and Kris Tillery and family; Father Jimmy Owen and the love of her life Gordon Tillery. She is preceded in death by her mother Millicent Everett and her beloved brother Jimmy Owen Jr.
Michelle attended Arvin High, graduating in 1985 where she met her lifelong best friend Gina Paregien. They attended Federico's College of Beauty and worked together at House of Colour. Michelle lived part of her life in Texas where she met the love of her life, Gordon, along with many other amazing friends.
While employed at KMC in the early 2000's it was here she realized her passion was to become a nurse, therefore she enrolled in BC's LVN program and continued to pursue her career in nursing.
Michelle devoted more than 20 years of her life to being a mother. wife and care taker to others. She was just as comfortable staying home for family BBQ's, going shopping always, re-decorating and painting the house. She loved the beach, happy or sad, that's where Michelle loved to be. Michelle had an adventurous, determined streak and never gave up. Regardless of the cards she was dealt, she handled things with dignity and grace, a true lady.
As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you"
- Isiah 66:13
Services will be held on Saturday June 20th at 10:00 A.M. at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 2500 Fairfax Rd. 93306.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 19, 2015
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