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Michelle Stallworth Micki   Michelle Micki Stallworth, beloved mother, wife, and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004 at the University of Utah Hospital  after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by members of her family.  Micki was born in Detroit, Michigan on Feb. 18, 1955 to Thelma Powell Zanders of Montgomery, AL., and Edward H. Zanders of Orlando, FL. She grew up in Colorado Springs, CO., where she graduated from Mitchell High School in 1973. She later attended the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where she first encountered the man who would be her soul mate for 25 and 1/2 years. On May 19, 1979 Micki married Ron Stallworth in the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel in Colorado Springs.  Their marriage culminated a romance that began five years earlier and produced two precious, beautiful sons; Brandon Mychal (19) and Nicolas Nico Jordan (14).     Micki was a member of the Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Colorado Springs and later Embry Chapel AME Church of Ogden, Utah.  She was actively involved in a leadership role with the youth programs of both congregations.  Micki worked in the banking industry for 21 years, most notably with Zion's First National Bank, until her illness forced her retirement. She was the first Black female named an Assistant Vice-President for the Zion's Corporation and was the Branch Manager for the Wall Avenue and Washington Blvd. offices in Ogden. While working and raising her sons she fulfilled her long-term goal of completing her college education and graduated from the University of Phoenix in 1995 with a Bachelors Degree in Management.  Micki had an extensive history in community service and civic responsibility. From 1996-2003 she served as a member of the Layton City Planning Commission. She was involved with Lions Club International, Robert Morris Association for Commercial Lenders, Junior Achievement, where she served as a business consultant for students taking courses in Applied Economics, American Bankers Association Instructor, Mentor for businesswomen for the Ogden Chamber of Commerce, and the Utah Girl Scout Council where she served on the Financial Planning Task Force from 1993-94. She was named an Outstanding Young Woman by Who's Who in America in both 1987 and 1989. In 1996 Micki was honored by the YCC (Your Community Connection of Ogden/Northern Utah) with the Mattie Wattis Harris Spirit of the American Woman Award in the category of banking & finance.  Micki is survived by The Stallworth Boys : her husband, Ron, and her sons Brandon and Nico; her father, Edward H. Zanders, and a brother, Ralph Zanders of Lawrence, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Powell Zanders, and her grandmother, Estelle Surels.  The Stallworth family wishes to extend a warm, heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Huntsman Cancer Clinic and U of U Hospital for the tireless care, concern, and devotion they showed Micki over the course of her illness. In particular Doctors Lor Randall, John Ward, Richard Wheeler, Deborah Thorpe, Olivia Walton, Sharon Weinstein, Wound Therapist Kevin Kohler, and Stephanie in Lymphedema Therapy. An extra special thanks goes to Teri Wall of Layton, Nurse Queenie Aydelott of Community Nursing Service, and former Huntsman Doctor Karen Albritton.  Finally, on behalf of Micki, we would like to extend our love, respect, and appreciation to our friends and neighbors of the Valley View 7th Ward, in particular Scott and Sheri Wilde, Peter and Michelle Matson, Henry and Maren Simpson, and Howard and Rosella Smith. Your fellowship and support for Micki during these past five years has been spiritually sustaining and uplifted her on many occasions.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Valley View 7th Ward, 1589 E. Gentile, Layton, Utah.  Funeral directors, Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. Interment will be held on a later date in Colorado Springs.  e-mail condolences to the family at llm@lindquistmortuary.com

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 21, 2004.
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December 7, 2004
Ron and boys,

It makes me sad that when we make relationships we don't keep track of the people that mean the most. I just found out that your bride had past Ron. Please give our condolences to your boys and especially Brandon he is the same age as Matthew. God be with you and your family Ron. Please contact me when you can. Mitch Rena and the boys.
Mitch Beckstead
November 26, 2004
I am so sorry to hear to the untimely passing of Micki. I worked with Micki at Zions and also in Girl Scouting. Her love and compasion permeated all that she did and everyone she came in contact with. Micki will be missed by many.
Gerri Blair
November 22, 2004
Ron and Family,
It is hard to find the words to express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. May God Bless you and comfort you in these hard times.
Marsha Boyd
November 22, 2004
Ron and Family,
It is hard to find the words to express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. May the Lord Bless you and comfort you in these hard times.
Marsha Boyd
November 22, 2004
Dear Ron and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I had the opportunity to meet Micki, as she was good friends with my Mom (Sheri). She was an amazing person and will be greatly missed. Please let us know if we can do anything.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you always

Tresa Hansen
Tresa Asmus-Hansen
November 22, 2004
Dear Ron,
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your wife my condolences go out to you and your family.
May the Good Lord send His Comforter in these times of grief and sorrow.

Larry Swanger
UHP (Retired)
Logan, UT
Larry Swanger
November 22, 2004
I have had the pleasure of knowing Micki for many years in banking. As Human Resource Director at Zions Bank, I had first-hand knowledge of her great work ethic, dedication, and wonderful spirit. She is truly a great lady.

At this time of great loss, please know that Micki had a strong and lasting affect on the many people she worked with and supervised. We at Zions will dearly miss her great spirit.


Scott Allen
Senior Vice President
Human Resource Director
Zions Bank
Scott Allen
November 21, 2004
Dear Ron,

My name is Evan Emmett. I am a phlebotomist at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. I had the opportunity to meet your sweet wife when she was a patient there, and then at a later time got the chance to meet both of you when michelle had an out-patient appointment.

I wanted to give my condolences to you and your family during this time of your loss.

Take care and may the Lord bless you.

Evan and Terri Emmett
Evan Emmett
November 21, 2004
Dear Ron, Brandon, and Nico,

Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the "home-going" of Micki. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. A very giving soul who will be greatly missed. Death is never easy for anyone, however we can take heart in knowing Micki knew the Lord and is occupying the mansion He has prepared for her. (John 14:1-3) God knows your sadness and has given us His Holy Spirit to bring comfort in times like these. (John 14:16) Reach out to the Lord and embrace the Spirit's comforting power. We've prayed for her healing and that God would sustain her life here on earth. Micki's healing came in the form of her leaving the earthly vessel you've come to know as your beloved and the mother of your beautiful sons. She is whole and healthy now and stands in the presence of her Lord, Savior, and God. (2 Cor 5:1-8)

We love you and the boys, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord grant you His peace that passes all your understanding and His grace at this time.(John 14: 27)
We are grateful to God that we were blessed to know Micki and to see the legacy she left for us all. God bless and keep you now and always.

Love in Christ,

Joslyn, Jasmine, Cheryll, and LJ
Joslyn Saunders
November 21, 2004

I am so sorry to hear of your wife's death. Know that you, your wife, and your children and family will be in my daily rosary in this time of loss. This will include a petition book of prayers that has been kept for 15 years and prayed for daily.

Ron, know that you are not alone.

What a wonderful tribute to your wife.

God bless and hold you close to Him.

BL Smith
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