North Powder, 1964-2020
Michelle Addleman, 55, of North Powder, died March 15, 2020, at home surrounded by her family after a brave battle with cancer.
A celebration of life will be scheduled later. The date, time and place will be announced.
Michelle was born on June 2, 1964, at Roseburg to Loren and Marilyn McCaslin, joining her brother, Mark. Michelle grew up at Milwaukie, Oregon, and graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1982.
Michelle met Thomas Addleman on a blind date set up by her friends. They were married on September 8, 1984.
Michelle worked for the United States Post Office delivering mail, rain or shine, for 25 years. She lived at Parkrose, Gresham and North Powder.
Michelle loved all things horses, particularly when it came to the breaking and training aspects. This love led her to help create a horse group with those who shared her passion.
She also enjoyed gardening, daffodils and tulips, baking (especially with grandchildren) and spending time with her family. She was a gentle soul who never complained.
An Irish Proverb that Michelle cherished so much so, that it hung on a plaque in her home simply states, “Do not resent growing old, many are denied the privilege.”
Michelle was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Marilyn McCaslin; and her faithful dog, Jed.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Thomas Addleman; son, Hunter, (Jessica) of Troutdale; daughters, Aubrey Addleman (Ethan Reidy) of Baker City and Kelly Addleman of Baker City; brother, Mark, (Dixie) of Portland; beloved grandchildren, Amelia, Emma, Baron and Mia; numerous nieces, nephews and many in-laws.
The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com