Michelle Melissa "Pokey" Isturis-Tanner (1983 - 2011)

  • "Love u and miss u everyday."
    - Jahnay Widener
  • "Michelle you are a very special soul that touched many,..."
    - Auntie Lisa Cole
  • "So sorry to hear the sad news about Michelle. My heart goes..."
    - James' mother
  • "I miss you my sister. I wish we had more time together. ..."
    - Jasmine Isturis
  • "My condolences to your family. Your memories will never..."

In loving memory
Michelle Melissa Isturis-Tanner
1983 - 2011

On September 5th, 2011, Michelle Melissa Isturis-Tanner passed from the bonds of earth in Juneau, Alaska. Michelle or "Pokey" as she was so affectionately called by family and friends was 28 years old.

Michelle was born July 13th, 1983 in Everett, Washington but grew up in Juneau, Alaska till 1993 when she moved with her Mom and Dad to Wasilla, Alaska. She has many friends and was well liked in both towns.

Michelle was preceded in death by her daughter Elisa Grace O'Dell and Grandmother Eileen Milnes of Juneau, Alaska. Michelle is survived by her mother Joanne Dillard, Dad Russell Tanner, Brother Clinton, and many other family members from her mother Joanne's family and her natural father Jeffery Isturis family.

A memorial gathering in Juneau will be held at Auk Village Rec Area on Saturday October 1st, 2011 at 12pm noon. This will be a pot-luck.

And on the following week on October 8th, 2011 at 2 pm, for Michelle's Wasilla family and friends a gathering will be held at Michelle's dad Russell Tanner's home at 5865 Wolverine Ave, Wasilla, Alaska. This will also be pot-luck.

Michelle's always laughing and smiling face will be forever in our hearts. We love you Michelle and we will all miss you.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2011
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