Dec. 31, 1953 - Oct. 13, 2013
Michell Gabriel, a resident of Benicia, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 13. She is survived by her companion of many years, Marty Hustad of Benicia, and her faithful canine companion "Puppy Man", as well as her mother, Verna Peters of Decator, IL and her stepmother, Bonnie Gabriel of Bella Vista, Ark. She also leaves behind her siblings, Cathy, Greg, Michael, Melanie and Julie; her many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and newhews who always referred to her as their beloved "Auntie Shell". She was preceded in death by her father, Sam L. Gabriel. Michell worked for many years in ER registration at both John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek and Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa.
A celebration of Michell's life will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, at 12 noon at the Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ located at 1305 West 2nd St., Benicia. For those wishing to honor Michell's memory, the family suggests donations be made to the Benicia Public Library, Children's Section.