Michelle Ann Duerksen
Michelle Ann (Trelford) Duerksen was born August 5, 1958, in St. Louis, Mo. She grew up in Oklahoma City, OK, and Livonia, MI. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1980 and moved to Dallas, TX. There, she met her husband, Doug Duerksen, and they were married in December 1982. Michelle worked as a home health nurse and discharge planner until 1993. In 1990, she and her husband adopted their daughters, April and Amy. The joy of her life was to be a stay-at-home mom and home school her children and, later, to be “Grammy” to her granddaughters. Michelle passed away July 2, 2017, at which time, in the twinkling of an eye, she came into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Lou Trelford; her youngest daughter, Amy; and a sister-in-law, Laura. She is survived by her husband, Doug; daughter and son-in-law, April and Anthony Hines; and granddaughters, Elena and Nyema Hines. She is also survived by one sister, Karen; and two brothers, John and Tim, along with their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Services were held at 11 a.m. July 7, 2017, in The Memorial Chapel at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery in Dallas.