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Michele Valentine, 97

| September 7, 2023 1:00 AM

Michele Noemie Valentine was born May 26, 1926, to Henri and Edith Migeon in Saint Jean D'Angely, France. She had a younger brother, Claude, and a younger sister, Claudette.

She survived the Nazi occupation of France. She earned a master's degree at Oxford University in Great Britain. Michele married Franklin Wayne Valentine, they had five children: Dale, Danny, Wanda, Christine and Claudine.

Michele worked as a registered nurse for many years. She was also a very accomplished artist. Michele taught art classes and operated several different art studios. She was employed by Walt Disney Studios as an animator for a time and received a letter from Walt Disney himself, thanking her for her work.

After retiring, Franklin and Michele traveled a lot. They visited Europe frequently and for several years they ran tour groups to France. Franklin stayed by her side until Michele passed away Aug. 23, 2023.

Rest in peace sweet angel.