|Posted 2023-03-11 by Pat R|
|Wickenburg Sun (Wickenburg, Arizona)|
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, p. A-6
Michelle Gentry, 64 years young, of Wickenburg, passed away Jan. 9,
2023. She was born Jan. 2, 1959, in Meeker, Colorado, to Anne Gentry and
the late J Gentry.
Michelle lived in many places as she danced through life. Starting in
Meeker, then many other places, a few of them are Fort Collins, Aspen,
Grand Junction, all in Colorado. Then other places, the Flathead Valley
in Montana, San Diego and eventually ended up in Wickenburg.
Michelle was a person who had a heart of gold, was loving and willing to
help anybody and give them a hand up. She was always giving. Michelle
had a lot of life experiences. She had a passion for music. She worked
for the Eagles in the late '70s, was a breakfast cook, did catering at a
school in Colorado, owned a fashion boutique and boot boutique in
Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana, called Machallie G's Fun Funky
Fashion. (Imagine that, she was always dressed up).
She had learned to process flowers and deliver them for her daughter
Savannah's flower shop in Montana and for the last four years was co-
owner of the Rancho Bar 7 with her friend, Tina. Michelle booked all the
bands and wanted every one that walked into the Bar 7 to feel like
family. She would try to visit with every table in the Bar 7 when she
was there. Sometimes she would forget to take off her apron after doing
dishes, or making her spaghetti or goulash, but still looked fabulous.
Her greatest accomplishment and what she was most proud of was being a
mom to her daughter Savannah J Gentry. She was so proud of Savannah. She
was her first priority, no matter what.
Michelle could be seen at the roping arenas in Wickenburg watching her
brother, Kirk, rope. She was his biggest fan and the rest of the ropers.
She had a talent for guessing the times before the announcement would
say the time.
She golfed with the girls and friends on Tuesday, getting better every
time she went out. Traveling was a big part of her life. The last big
vacation was a trip to Paris with Savannah. She was so excited to go
there. She also loved to go to Las Vegas for the NFR, and to concerts,
and shopping. She was good at shopping. She liked to travel to Cabo to
sit in the sunshine and traveling on family trips with her entire
Michelle had a strong relationship with God. We know that she is in
Heaven, dancing and singing with God, her friends and family that have
passed. She had a laugh, smile and appearance that would light up a
room. To sit, talk and listen to Michelle and her stories about her life
was like watching a series on TV. You couldn't miss a chance to visit
with her. You would just say, "Wow."
She is going to be missed by many. We know her spirit is here with us
and lives on in Savannah, strong, independent, funny, caring, loving and
overall a great person. She was a beautiful angel here on earth, but now
she is a beautiful angel in Heaven.
Michelle is survived by her daughter, Savannah J Gentry; her mom Anne
Gentry; sister Janelle Gentry; Brother Kirk Gentry; and nieces and
nephews. Also, by her misfit family she helped create with Tina at the
Rancho Bar 7.
A celebration of life will be held Feb. 5, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Flying
E Guest Ranch in Wickenburg. In lieu of flowers, please consider
donating to Project Salt or the K-9 Connection in Wickenburg in
Michelle, you are missed by many and loved by all. Until we meet again,
keep dancing, smiling and watching over us!
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