Michelle Wolle, 45, passed away on Nov. 24, 2012, after a full life and a long illness. She is survived by her husband Brooks Wolle; 4 children: Chris (Weslie) Rouse, Rick (Madison) Wolle, Clay Wolle, and Haley Wolle; her mother Nancy King; her grandmother Lois King; brothers Shane and Sean Bender; her mother-in-law Betty Wolle; father-in-law Jordan (Marian) Wolle, sister-in-law Bodwin Denison (Chuck), brother-in-law Bruce Wolle and his fiancée Tammy Smith; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandmother Thelma Wagner and her biological father Albert Wagner. Michelle was born September 13, 1967, in Clayton, N.M., and moved with her family to Las Cruces in 1972. Growing up, she spent many vacations on her Grandma Wagner's ranch outside of Clayton. She graduated in 1985 from Las Cruces High School and married Larry Rouse soon thereafter. After their divorce, she married Brooks Wolle on Nov. 18, 1988 and moved with him to El Dorado, Ark. They returned to Las Cruces, in late 1989 where they have lived since, raising their children, participating in their school and soccer activities, and being actively involved as members of the La Mesa United Methodist Church. At the age of 34, Michelle received a heart transplant, a gift that enabled her to live to raise her children. Her loved ones and friends knew Michelle best for her loving heart and her creative spirit. She lived for her kids and focused on her family, friends, and church community. She took great pleasure in her crafting skills, which included knitting, scrapbooking, and card-making, and she was a patient teacher of all types of crafts. She also greatly enjoyed cooking and baking and used her varied talents and crafting skills in projects that supported the school, soccer, and church activities in which she, her children, and her husband were involved. Michelle was known for her quick wit and sense of humor. A celebration of Michelle's life will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at Getz Funeral Home. Those who wish to honor her life can do so by making a donation in her name to Donate Life America (http://donatelife.net/give-to-dla/). Her husband Brooks appeals to everyone to please give life by becoming an organ donor and find a way to become nicotine free; quit smoking or using tobacco products. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home, 1410 E. Bowman Ave, Las Cruces, N.M. 88001. To sign the online guest book visit www.GetzCares.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on November 28, 2012