Michelle Batie Anderson, 44, passed from this life into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
She was born May 5, 1965, to Jerry and Christina Searle Batie in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Michelle was raise in Idaho Falls and Rigby, where she graduated from Rigby High School in 1983. She continued her education at Parks Junior College, receiving her associate degree in 1989.
Michelle lived in New York City for a time while she worked as a nanny. She also worked for Dr. Taylor as a medical assistant and for the USDA as a lab specialist/technician. She was very meticulous and strived to be the very best at her work.
On Sept. 23, 1994, she married Thomas G. Anderson in Idaho Falls. Their marriage was later solemnized June 14, 1996, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Michelle enjoyed writing, crafts, cooking, cleaning, gardening, taking care of the kids, camping at Spencer and being a grandmother.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Anderson of Idaho Falls; children, Rachael Edwards (Scott), Courtney Anderson and Tyler Anderson, all of Idaho Falls; stepchildren, J.T. (Jennifer) Anderson, Hollie (Paul) Hemenway, Amy Meyer, Shea Jordan and Chelsey (Dan) Handy; her parents, Jerry (Jacqui) Batie; two sisters, Sherri (Mike) Espinosa and Lisa (Kevin) Fry; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Christina Batie; her grandparents, Ralph and Lucille Batie; and a grandson, Beau.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 5, at the Lincoln 4th Ward, 3102 Pinnacle Drive in Idaho Falls, with Bishop John Hendrix conducting.
A viewing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services, both at the church. Interment will be in Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Family Funeral Home in Arco. In lieu of flowers, make donations to assist Michelle's children at 2985 N. Bliss Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401.