|Birth: ||May 8, 1957|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 2001|
Michele Marie Akers, owner of the Adin Inn in Adin, Calif., passed away Tuesday morning, January 2, 2001 at 5:30 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Calif., from health complications which resulted in internal bleeding. She was 43.
Born Michele Marie Pierce on May 8, 1957, in Utah, she had told friends in later years, that she was raised as a Catholic among a Mormon community. She passed her driver's license test in Montana and worked for the Gallatin National Forest in Montana under the name of Michele Russell, her first husband's last name. She was a commissary manager, injury compensation officer and obligation officer in 1981. After moving to California, she enrolled at Pasadena Community College in the Spring of 1987.
Michele worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Southern California where she met and married Charles Akers, who also worked for the lab. They shared 13 years of marriage and moved to Adin five and a half years ago, when they purchased the Adin Inn. After her husband died on May 19, 1999, Michele continued to operate the business. She hosted pool tournaments at the Adin Inn during Big Valley Days each summer that she owned the business. She also won first place in doubles during the Big Valley Days 2000 celebration.
Mrs. Akers supported many charities including the Leukemia, Lymphoma and Cancer Societies, American Heart Association. She was a member of Adin Chamber of Commerce. She loved her pets and called her two dogs and three cats, her "babies." She would often take her dogs for walks along nearby Rush Creek.
She enjoyed taking photographs and used both black and white and color film She also wrote poetry and short stories. Her artistic and literary talents impressed her friends and family. Because she loved Rush Creek and its setting, friends have chosen the setting to hold a memorial service. The service will be held at the Lower Rush Creek Campgrounds on the Modoc National Forest near Adin, on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 1:00 p.m.
A potluck and celebration of life gathering will follow at Adin Inn. She is survived by her mother Madeline Pierce of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Terrie and Jeanie; brother-in-law Ron Akers in Menifeg, Calif. and a stepdaughter Heather Akers Channel, in addition to many friends. Donations may be sent to the Adin Inn, P.O. Box 379, Adin, CA 96006 or to a charity of choice.
Contributed by Bill Gransee
Published by Modoc County Record
04 January 2001
Frank Colton Pierce (1921 - 1996)
Madeline Mae Cleary Pierce (1919 - 2008)
Created by: Dave Ward
Record added: Apr 18, 2011
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