Michele Owens Hasley went home on May 3, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Michele was born September 29, 1957, in Pittsburgh, PA. She grew up in
Dearborn, Michigan, and spent most of her summers in Florida. Michele had a successful career as an advertising executive with several publications, including the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, and USA Today. She met and married Andy Hasley, and moved to Fountain Hills in 2006. She started her ministry, Griever’s Journey. She was an avid photographer and loved nature in all its forms, especially dogs, horses, and hummingbirds.
After Michele’s health began advancing in severity and became too challenging with her M.S., she left her 20 year advertising career and spent the next few years as caretaker of her Grandparents and Mother-in-law in Arizona, Pittsburgh, & New Jersey, while also volunteering for Meals-on-Wheels, Pet-A-Pet nursing home visitations, the Detroit Institute of Arts, as a docent and as Publicity Coordinator and photographer for the Fountain Hills; Friends In The Hills, Women’s Club and Christian Women’s Connection, organizations.
Michele was an important and integral part of Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church. She was a deacon for many years as well as staff photographer, Fountain Hills Times ad designer, Facebook and web administrator. She touched so many people’s lives with her loving and compassionate nature. She will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Andrew Hasley; her father, Donald Owens of East Liverpool, OH; brothers, Scott Owens of_East Liverpool, OH, and Mark Owens of Wappingers Fall, NY, and sisters Sheri Goodrich and Tami Lang, both of Florida. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Dalton, and her brother, Gary Hinote, Jr.
A Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, May 26 at 2:30 pm at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church.