Michele “Micki” Rene DeLay Bowman passed into the next phase of existence on February 18, 2018 in Muskegon, Michigan surrounded by loved ones at the age of 57. She was a mother, daughter, sister, and breast cancer warrior with a fiercely loving presence who will forever be cherished.
Micki was born on October 5th, 1960 in Niles, Michigan. She graduated from Brandywine High School, where she served as class president, in 1979 and continued on to Central Michigan University, where she received her B.A. in Social Science and Elementary Education in 1983. For the last decade, she lived in Charlotte, North Carolina to be near her younger children and had a successful career in the hospitality industry. Her legacy is one of laughter, acceptance, and boundless compassion.
Micki is lovingly remembered by her daughters Noelle, Blair, and Shaun Bowman, her son Charles Bowman and his fiancé Katherine Halik, her mother Linda DeLay, her brother Craig and his wife Stacy DeLay, her niece and nephew Ariana and Devin DeLay, her brother Scott and his wife Missy DeLay, her nephew Jake DeLay, and her partner Richard Alviar. Micki was preceded by her father, Don DeLay.
The family of Micki DeLay Bowman will receive relatives and friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles. The memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Shearier of the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. The church will host a sharing of memories and a meal beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church, 1819 Oak Street in Niles.
In lieu of flowers, Micki’s family is collecting donations in her honor to Every Woman’s Place, a non-profit based out of Muskegon, Michigan where Micki previously served.
Peace. Love. & Hugs. Forever
Every Woman's Place
1221 W. Laketon Avenue, Muskegon MI 49441