Michelle L. Matteson, 34, of 2555 Palm Rd., Jamestown passed away unexpectedly Monday (Oct. 15, 2012) in WCA Hospital.
She was born Dec. 21, 1977 in Jamestown, the daughter of Thomas P. and Vicky L. Matteson.
Michelle was a 1996 graduate of Falconer High School and was active in the marching band, soccer, cheerleading and was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in animal science.
Michelle L. Matteson
Michelle enjoyed quilting, sewing and making clothes. Her future plans were to receive a degree in fashion design.
Michelle was known of her kindness to everyone. She loved sewing and making gifts for all. Her courage and love of life was an inspiration to all her family and friends. Michelle never gave up. She is home with the Lord, walking hand in hand with her dad, who was her best friend.
Michelle is survived by her mother, Vicky L. Matteson; and step-father, Doug Burdick; two sisters, Julie (Robert) Pawlak and Amy Anderson both of Jamestown; brother, Daniel Matteson of Columbus, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Lois Swanson of Falconer; four aunts, Deborah Tamilin of Erie, Pa., Kathy (Larry) Trask of Falconer, Marlene (Bruce) Macey of Falconer, Sally (Jon) Saff of Falconer; three uncles, Ron (Yvonne) Hammond of Newark, Ohio, Boyd (Mary Lou) Matteson of Ashville, Keith (Judy) Matteson of Westfield; two nieces, Ashley Anderson and Jordan Pawlak; two nephews, Nicholas and Cameron Pawlak; several cousins; and her extended family, Jennifer (Brian) Brentley and their children Hannah and Conner, Kevin Brentley and his children Kayla and Emily, and her best friend and constant companion, her dog Zoey.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Matteson; her paternal grandparents, Lyle and Ruth Matteson; maternal grandfather, Wayne Hammond; and a cousin, Michael Bennett.
The funeral was at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19 in the Hillcrest Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry McCann officiated. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer. Friends were received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday in the Falconer Funeral Home.
Memorials may be donated to the Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village, 2695 Route 394, Ashville, N.Y.14710
Visit www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.