MICHAELE LeRAE LUNDBERG
~Michaele LeRae Lundberg AKA "MEME, YAYA, Little Lunge and Buckwheat" passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at her home in Bullhead City, Ariz. She was born April 10, 1965 in Minneapolis, Minn.
~Michaele's family moved to Camarillo, Calif. in February 1977, and she graduated from Camarillo High in 1985 and attended Santa Barbara City College for a couple years. Michaele worked for GTE for 18 years accepting a retirement package in 2003 . She purchased a home in Bullhead City, where she lived for the past nine years.
~She became a foster mom in 2009, having several children in her care. Her special sons were Erik for 1 year and Drake for 1-1/2 years. She loved being a special mom to these young boys and did make an impact in their lives.
~Michaele was outgoing, confident, positive, maintained high standards, was respected and believed in "paying it forward". She was compassionate, generous and her door was always open. She grew up always being included in her brother Mark's activities with his friends. She was one of the few who could keep up with him.
~She loved being surrounded by water and in Bullhead City she lived in the water as needed to survive the heat. She loved life and made everyone around her feel the same way. She was very outgoing and made friends easily. Her love for motorcycle riding was evident by the miles on her bikes. She encouraged others to join her with the "wind on her face". She would share lessons and provide encouragement. She often road her bike to and from Camarillo, a Harley Davidson 2005 Road Glide, which was one of her pride and joys. She started riding bikes at age 11 and never stopped riding.
~Michaele's greatest love was her family, she was proud of nephews and nieces. Her best friend was her brother Mark and his wife, Karen. She always called and they would talk no less than an hour.
~Her father, Manny, passed away ten years ago and left Michaele with a big empty spot in her heart. She felt the dragon flies that came to her was her dad checking up on her. And the family shares the same experience - dragon flies visiting when least expected.
~Michaele is survived by her mother, Sharon; brother, Mark (Karen) Lundberg; nephew, Seth and nieces, Kassie, Melissa, and Madison Lundberg; great-nephew and great-nieces, Zion, Karie, Jacah and Heavenleigh.
~The service to celebrate Michaele's Life was on July 12, 2014 at Concjo Mountain Mortuary. Michaele's final motorcycle ride was with her best friend, Leo. Leo led the procession followed by a multitude of other motorcycles, as a last show of love and respect.
She knew she was loved by many and will be missed by all. She will not be forgotten. Her favorite sayings were: YAYA (license plate on her Harley), 2.5 (wait a minute) and as the dove flew from her moms and brothers hand, it landed on their family bench at the cemetery for 2.5.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michaele's name can be made to Camarillo Boys and Girls Club.
"We love you, Michaele!"
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Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Aug. 3 to Aug. 10, 2014