Michele P. Phelps

Phelps, MicheleHUDSON FALLS – Michele P. Phelps, 46, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Michele fought a long and courageous battle with dignity and nothing but grace, from breast cancer.

She was born June 3, 1970, to Kathryn Young, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Michele was a graduate of Santa Clara California High School and then received a CASAC/T degree from SUNY Adirondack and worked in her field, counseling hundreds and helping thousands along their path.

Michele took great pride in being an American Indian and felt strongly in support of Standing Rock with extensive family in South Dakota.

Survivors include her mother, Kathryn Young of Schenectady; Michele’s beloved fiancé of several years,  Tom VanNess, whom she was scheduled to wed June 10, 2017; her children, Krystal Hauck of Oregon, Chelsea Chambers of Oregon, Kameron Phelps of Hudson Falls; two grandchildren Triston Hauck and a grandchild due to be born in June; two brothers, Michael Phelps of Hudson Falls and Matt Gutierrie of Glens Falls; two nieces, Ashley Phelps and Kali Gutierrie; and a huge family out in South Dakota.

Michele leaves behind countless friends and loved ones throughout the country.  She especially loved the ocean in California, where she lived a good share of her life.

Michele was an avid friend of “Bill W’s” for numerous years, which created a family beyond belief in which she held dear to her heart.

Michele found immense comfort in her two beloved dogs, Shadow and Scully, who will miss her dearly.  Through her illness, they never left her side.  She was continuously surrounded by friends who loved her for her wit, never ending sense of humor and wisdom with unconditional love.  She taught us all to live each day as it comes and that we are never alone and to always “pay it forward”.

Friends may call from 2 to 3:30 pm on Sunday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 pm following the calling hours on Sunday at the Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of your choice.

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6 Responses to Michele P. Phelps

  1. Margie m says:

    you fought a tough battle, many battles. sorry to see you go

  2. Crazy rick says:

    You saved my life and helped me grow
    The joy you brought you’ll never know
    So no goodbye just see you soon
    When you and Cass meet me way beyond the moon .

  3. Natalie Nugent says:

    Michelle you were quick to smile and to reach out your hand to help another. Your legacy will live on forever.

  4. Deb Davi says:

    Michele, I cant believe you’re gone. We have so many memories, been on many adventures together, crossed many things off our bucket list together. I have that bucket list we made the summer of 1984 on Wolf Pond Rd in Stony Creek, NY. Before Gram sent me packin back to California. I cant bare to dig it out. I cant believe you’re not going to be here to go over it again, or to go listen to the Ocean or search for little Palm trees you can take back to NY lol…Thank you for always being my friend, for always keeping in touch and for your unconditional love. Im so sorry Michele. I love you and you will always be in my heart.

    • Bob Reid says:

      Michele, You were amazing and fought so hard with so much grace, courage and humor..the heartache goes beyond words…great grief is the price of great love..we first met 14 to 15 years ago and I have loved sharing this journey with you…We shared so much…You are a Beautiful soul, beautiful person and beautiful friend to me and countless others…you will forever be in my heart and soul..RIP my friend…

  5. Ed and Stella says:

    You will truly be missed. So sorry we didn’t live closer so that we could have spent more time together. Loved and Tom .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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