Michele Rose Bailey

Michele was born in Michigan and moved to Arizona when she was 3 years old. From the time she was a little girl, Michele had a light around her and everyone knew she was special. She danced her way through high school, loved the color pink, sunglasses and glitter and she never met an animal she didn’t fall in love with. She started a career in property management in her 20’s, but most importantly Michele dedicated her life to animal rescue. She marched in DC at the Pibble Rally, rescued and helped foster hundreds of animals, helped families get funds for emergency pet visits and spent countless hours scouring streets and forests looking for hurt or lost animals. She is survived by her mother, Colette Downes; sisters Jessica Bailey (Dillon Hedgpeth) and Kelly Bragg (Craig); niece Autumn, nephews Patrick, Erik and Cullen; her furbaby Jack and her loving partner of seven years Mark Cotney and his children Izak, Ethan and Lilly. She was preceded in death by her dad, Craig Downes, grandparents Pat and Ed Stokes and her furbabies Rascal and Leroy. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Michele’s name to the humane society or Animal Rescue. Celebration of life TBD at a later date.

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