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Michelle R Khatewoda (Parnell)

December 19, 1967 - October 26, 2013


Michelle R Khatewoda (Parnell)

Born Dec 19, 1967 in Oregon City, Oregon, Michelle Khatewoda recently passed away in her sleep on Saturday, Oct 26th. She was 45. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 1st at 4pm at the Church on the Hill in McMinnville, OR followed by a reception afterwards for friends and family.

Michelle was a 1986 graduate from Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon. She received her bachelors’ degree from Western Oregon State College and her masters in elementary education from California State University at Riverside in California.

Michelle started her teaching career in 1990 in San Bernardino, CA at the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 1996, Michelle joined the Columbus Elementary teaching community in McMinnville, Oregon where she was known as Ms. K to most of her students. Michelle was also known for being a passionate supporter of family, friends and her community. She could regularly be found on the sidelines of soccer fields, softball fields and in gymnasiums to cheer on her daughters and many students she taught.

Michelle is survived by her two daughters, Makayla and Manisha Khatewoda of McMinnville, OR; parents, Lana Parnell of Gresham, OR and Marvin and Cindy Parnell of Portland, OR; three sisters and brother-in-laws, Kelly and Rick Wheeler of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Julie and Brett Starr of Troutdale, OR and Tracy and Treavor Pemberton of Gresham, OR as well as 8 nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 1st at 4pm at the Church on the Hill in McMinnville, OR followed by a reception afterwards for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Khatewoda Sisters at any US Bank branch.

To leave online condolences, visit www.macyandson.com.