Michelle Lynn Beecher

Date of birth: April 17 1966

Date of death: December 31 2017


Michelle Lynn Beecher, unexpectedly entered into eternal peace on December 31, 2017, from a ruptured AVM vessel in her brain.

Michelle was born on April 17, 1966, the only daughter of the late Jack Beecher and Polly Hohnbaum. She grew up in Vancouver, Washington, graduating from Columbia River High School in 1984. Michelle immediately started her career as an Optician at 19 years old. She worked at various Optical offices, but most recently she was at Lake Oswego Vision Clinic since 2003.

Michelle was a kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. She loved golfing, working out, finding new adventures, investing into Real Estate and traveling. She was very active and loved the outdoors. Family and friends were Michelle’s passion and delight.

She is survived by her loving brothers and sister in laws, Bill and Dina Beecher of Beaverton, Oregon, Anthony Beecher of Vancouver, Washington and Gregg and Elaine Beecher of Aztec, New Mexico; adoring nieces & nephews, Tiffany and her husband Zach Schekel, Alexander Beecher and his wife Jess, Timothy Beecher and Heather Fournier along with her great nephews and niece. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00pm at The Museum of Oregon Territory, Tumwater Ballroom, Oregon City at 211 Tumwater Drive.

In lieu of flowers, since Michelle has such a love for animals, we are requesting donations be made on her behalf to the Oregon Humane Society: 1067 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97211 or via their webpage: https://secure.oregonhumane.org/MichelleLynnBeecher?tab=MyPage

33 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Michelle Rumpakis Beauchamp Sending heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and co-workers. She will be deeply missed. May her memory be eternal. <3

Candle lit by Maril I have been a patient at LOVC for many years, even before Michelle began her career there. Michelle was always a smile to greet you and a delight to work with. I am shocked and saddened by this news, a great loss to so many that loved and knew her.

Candle lit by Esther Liberman Michelle, you were such a lovely person, and I feel honored to have known you. Memories of you will grace the lives of all whose lives you touched.

Candle lit by Margaret Rozen My deepest sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful person and gracious soul.

Candle lit by Rick Hilton I will miss her smile and her sense of humor. Her family is our our prayers

Candle lit by Syd McClure I'm still in shock and my heart hurts. Lake Oswego Vision Clinic, is where I met and immediately fell in like with beautiful, Michelle.

Candle lit by Bill Beecher Godspeed little sister. You are a joy in our hearts every day!

Candle lit by Meredith Olson You had so much to give and you always gave it your all. I admire you and love you. Always.

Candle lit by Mel, Kayla Heaven has become much brighter with Michelle’s arrival . She will be missed .

Candle lit by Nancy Kalber May this candle be a symbol of your bright smile and warm heart ❤️

Candle lit by Dina...your bff, sis in law Oh how I miss you and just waiting for to walk in the door. You were my light. Always here. Always smiling. Always together. I love you my sister and wish you peace...and knowing you are now with your mom, helps me a little bit. Love you always and forever

Candle lit by Vern Carlson My deepest Condolences on the loss of Michelle. She will be greatly missed!!!

Candle lit by Tiffany Zastera My condolences on the loss of your beloved Michelle. She brightened up the room with her smile and vivaciousness. Prayers of comfort during this difficult time.

Candle lit by Edward Brewington A great loss to all of us.

Candle lit by Traci Davenport Michelle, My Belle... Thank you for always being you. Your light will shine forever in those who love you!

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Kevin Pruitt Sending my condolences.. she was a bright and Shining Star... Her smile will always be remembered.. sending my love and prayers and thoughts to all the family at this most difficult time.. may she rest in Eternal peace.. we will always love you

Candle lit by Michael DeAngelis I am so sad but also very happy to know she was loved by so many. I just picked up my glasses at LOVC that Michelle helped me pick out a few weeks ago which she has been doing since she started there. We caught up and I showed her pictures of my kids. We always laughed. Her smile and warmth is unforgettable. I will keep that memory for my lifetime.

Candle lit by Linique Kimball My fondest memories of high school were being with you, riding around in your Camaro, eating your mom's amazing spaghetti and sleepovers at your house. I am so glad we stayed in touch through Facebook. Do you were a kind, gentle soul and you will be sorely missed. (Hugs) Rest In Peace.

Candle lit by Myron and Andrea We will miss her so much. She was always so happy.

Candle lit by Lisa Burt I was so shocked and saddened to see the note posted at LOVC when I went to pick out my glasses (that Michelle picked out!). My heart broke. Michelle was so sweet. I know that word gets used a lot when describing wonderful people, but she really was the sweetest person. She has helped me for years at the clinic, she's actually the only person I would work with because she was always such a joy and so helpful. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. She will be sorely missed by so many.

Candle lit by Randy Corey What a shock to hear this news. Michelle had so many good qualities that we all should emulate. If so our community will be a better place. Rest in peace dear sweet Michelle.

Candle lit by Bill & Gerry Nesbit

Candle lit by Darrell D. Dorrell How appropriate that a candle is lit for Michelle - it reflects her bright and shining spirit. In all the years I visited her and the clinic she was ALWAYS smiling, patient, courteous and genuinely wanted to help me and my family. She treated our entire family with compassion, respect, courtesy and did everything she could to assist us. It was as if I/we were her ONLY patients. Prayers to ALL those she left behind, especially Daisy and others at the Clinic and Michelle's family and friends. God must have needed her skills for His heavenly work, but she will be sorely missed here. God Bless You, Michelle.

Candle lit by Kristina Perez I am so thankful for the time I got to know Michelle . She was such a kind and patient person. She was helpful and honest showing concerns that those she helped would be happy with their new glasses. She had a talent of being a sincere listener govong houghtful feedback about concerns . These are rare qualities . She will be missed by all who were blessed to have known her. So sorrowful for such a young and beautiful soul to leave the large void that non can fill. May her new residence in the Heavenlies be of comfort to all who have stayed behind and look forward to eventual eternity with the Lord who provided for the salvation we trust in . Prayers for comfort

Candle lit by Daisy Dachtler I miss too many things about you to list. But we know you were deeply loved and appreciated. I love you Michey Moo Moo......

Candle lit by KelleyLomax I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Michelle helped me many, many times with my glasses and I always loved working with her. She had the patience of a saint and really invested the time with each patient. I am so sorry for her family and her family at LO Vision

Candle lit by Heather I am so very sorry. Please help me .

Candle lit by Monica Happy Birthday Sweet Angel !! We miss you everyday !! Love you Always

Candle lit by Kristina I was just a customer of yours but your life was a beautiful illustration of love and kindness Happy birthday ...didn't realize today was your birthday but saw the other greeting ...blessings for all your loved ones who live every day remembering your lovely life

Candle lit by Claire Tunmore This breaks my heart. Michelle was such a lovely person - so helpful and genuinly wanted you to be happy with your glasses. I have thought about her so many times since reading the announcement - such a loss and i truly feel for the rest of the staff at the clinic. Im sure she will be in your hearts and minds forever.

Candle lit by LDL My Heart is shredded and aching. Your smile is so vivid. Your laugh resignates abroad and those who have laughed with you know they might not laugh as though again. Unfailingly loyal my adorable friend. Every moment with you rests in the corners of my mind. When I think of those moments, I exhale, Mountains turn to mole hills and I am still. You touched all of us. You cared for everyone. You loved with your Heart and gave your very soul. You were a giver and looked at those in your life through eyes of adoration. It was a once in a lifetime blessing learning you my dear Michelle. Damn this hurts and I’ll miss you and the pups every day sweet chelle. Sep/2018

Candle lit by Moya Wonderful lady, she is missed. Rest In Peace.