, Gloucester, MA

July 22, 2013

Michelle Mileski, 51

Gunnison, CO — Michelle Mileski passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013, in Gunnison, Colo. after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 51 years old.

Michelle was a longtime employee of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort. She was a graduate of Colorado Western State University, and excelled as a skier, sailor, golfer, and rafter.

Michelle was born in Miami, Fla., and grew up in southern California.

She met her husband, Mike, on the ice in Antarctica, where they both worked for a government contractor. Later they became residents of Gunnison and lived on the banks of the Gunnison River.

In addition to husband, Mike, Michelle is survived by her mother, Judy LaFond Owens, Gloucester, Mass.; a sister, Katharine, San Jose, Calif.; two uncles, Mike LaFond, Gilmanton, N.H., and Dewey LaFond, Alexandria, Va.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of Michelle’s life will be held on the banks of the Gunnison River on August 3, 2013, followed by a local burial service the following day.