Animals Pets 07

Michelle Mary (Moody) Abbott

December 10, 1955 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 64)


Michelle Moody Abbott
Born on December 10, 1955 in Bay City, MI, to Richard and Jacquelyn Moody, went to Heaven on Sunday, November 8, 2020 surrounded by family.
You may have known Shelly when growing up in Saginaw, or as a classmate of St. Stephens High School class of 1974, or while she attended Saginaw Valley State University, as a neighbor in Ada or Grand Rapids, as a coworker with Greenridge Realty or Pulte or EL Ladd, as a fellow volunteer with Make A Wish, Habitat for Humanity, Whitney Home Adult Foster Care Facility, Michigan Youth Challenge Retreats, as a golf, ski, tennis, racquetball, pickle ball, kayak or fishing buddy. You may have met at church or bought or sold a house or two with her expert assistance.
However you met her, you knew her unique personality, her quirky sense of humor, her love of flamingos and all things pink, her optimistic attitude, her ability to make many, many friendships and her never ending efforts to help anyone she knew needed it.
Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Richard and Jacquelyn Moody, daughter, Isabel Abbott, brothers, Rick (Kathy) Moody, Mike (Lisa) Moody, nephew, Ric (Krista) Moody, nieces, Jennifer (Chuck) Giles, Trisha (Dan) Schutter, Mallory (Nicholas) Conrad. 12 great nieces and nephews, several cousins and their families. Also, her dear friends, Wanda and Jim Owens, and Marie Helgeland, who were there till the end along with her former husband and best friend, Scott Dawson, an “angel in the flesh”.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ashley Abbott, who passed away at birth, grandparents, Richard and Victorine Moody, and Fred and Lula Hegenauer.
Special thanks to the many, many friends who contacted her in her final days. A special mention to her Thornapple Community Church friends and Greenridge Realty family who provided meals and comfort to her and her family. We are so grateful for Hospice of Holland for their loving care.
According to Shelly’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A FUNeral/Celebration of her life will be held at Thornapple Community Church, 3260 Thornapple River Drive, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI, 49546 on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and pink masks in Shelly’s honor will be provided. 

Per Shelly’s request, please bring or wear something pink.

Due to Covid restrictions we have limited capacity. You are asked to use the following Sign Up Genius link if you are planning to attend the Memorial Service: You can call or text Rick at 989-482-1099 if you have problems with the link.

In lieu of flowers, you may wish to consider a contribution to: Support Shelly Abbott at

For Betsie Bound Fishing Friends,
a memorial for “Salmon Shelly” will be held in September of 2021.




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Celebration of Life
November 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Thornapple Community Church
3260 Thornapple River Drive, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI, 49546
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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