VETERANS DAY – Military veterans and supporters march in the Veterans Day parade Monday near Crescent Harbor. The small parade was followed by a lunch at the American Legion Hall. On Wednesday, the Honoring Our Veterans Luncheon, sponsored by Sitka Tribe of Alaska, will be held noon to 2 p.m. at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Services Pending For Michelle Lee Reaney

Michelle Lee Reaney

    Services are pending for Michelle Lee Reaney, a 2010 graduate of Sitka High School who died Nov. 30 in Anchorage, where she was getting medical care. She was 27
    She was born Aug. 28, 1991, in Anchorage, the daughter of Rhonda (Ozawa) and John Reaney. “Our pride and joy will be joining her sisters, Dawn Marie, Jamie Lee and all loved ones in heaven,”  Michelle’s parents said.
    “Our Buttercup was so very sick. We are so thankful to the many doctors, nurses, CNAs for all they did for Michelle,” they said. “She endured many procedures and treatments but never complained – always smiled that beautiful smile.”
    All who knew Michelle knew she would think of others before herself. She loved calling Sitka her home, especially since friends and family live here. “So much love in our little town,” her parents said.
    Michelle had many qualities. Music meant so much to her and she shone when playing her electric guitar or singing with her sister Jamie. “Voices of angels – we can hear her rocking out in Heaven, just as when performing with the band The Cloud,” the family said.
    Michelle was preceded in death by her sisters Dawn Marie and Jamie Lee; Grandma Ivy Ozawa, Grandpa Paul Ozawa, Grandma Carolyn Reaney, Grandpa James Reaney; uncles Raymond Ozawa, Richard Ozawa and Joe Reeves; and auntie Roberta Reeves.
    She is survived by her parents, John and Rhonda Reaney of Sitka; and countless uncles, aunties, cousins and great-cousins, all of whom she loved.
    Her aunties are Renee Telefoni, Rhea Eisenhauer, Rita Stein, Melinda Reaney and Ellen Reaney. Her uncles are Ronnie Ozawa, Robert Ozawa, Roy Ozawa, Reggie Ozawa, Jim Reaney and Gary Reaney. Her cousins were all loved with her whole heart.
    “Our family wishes to thank the many people who comforted and supported our precious daughter,” her parents said. “Auntie Rhea, cousins Linda Ozawa and Paula Davis, Wade Cratty, great-cousin Amanda Ivy Roe, friends Lakrisha Johnson, Madison Younger, Melissa Manuel, Kayla Peterson, and to a special young man Kevin Taranof (Chevy). Michelle will always love and cherish memories shared with all.
    “Rest in peace, our Baby Girl. We love you so much,” her parents said.”You will be missed but never forgotten.
    The family requests that those who would like to send flowers or cards send them to the Reaney Family at 411 Andrews St., Apt. E, Sitka, AK 99835.
    The family greatly appreciates all the love and support the community has shown them during this difficult time.

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