Obituary of Michelle Louise Daxer
DAXER, Michelle Louise. May 7, 1968 – October 13, 2019 Michelle, age
51, died surrounded by friends and family in Santa Rosa, CA with her
husband Ken and her children Chris and Kevin at her side. She was
born May 7, 1968 in Novato, CA to Valerie and Michael Manick. She is
survived by her husband Ken Daxer, beloved sons Chris (17 ) and Kevin
Daxer ( 15 ), Her sisters Julie Manick and Carolyn Manick; and many
loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and amazing friends.
Michelle enjoyed being a member of the marching band at Moreau
Catholic High School in Hayward class of 1986. She attended the Naval
Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and earned her B.S. in Computer
Engineering from San Jose State University. Michelle proudly entered
the computer industry. Her technical and communication skills
propelled her career to roles in customer training and securing design
wins for many of Altera’s most important FPGA customers.
After getting married in 1998, Michelle resided with her husband in
Sunnyvale, CA. In 2001 they began their family and Michelle
transitioned to the role of full-time mom with pride. Michelle
absolutely loved being a mother and was very active in her community.
Just some of her countless volunteer positions included room mom,
Cub Scout leader, and Sunday school teacher.
Michelle was a voracious reader and enjoyed sewing quilts for loved
ones. She enjoyed nature through biking, hiking, sailing, skiing, scuba
diving and in recent years wheelchair hikes.
Michelle endured a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy for over
10 years. She amazed us with her strength, cheered us with her smile,
and inspired us with her love of life.
Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, October 19, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Joseph of Cupertino Church, 10110 N. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino.
Reception to follow in the Church Community Center.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested any donations be given in
Michelle’s name to one of / or divided amongst the following charities.