Michelle Ashlee Dickson, 23 years old, died in July 2008.

Michelle was born on July 19, 1984 in Crescent City. She was anticipating completing her AA degree this year while working two waitressing jobs at Ship Ashore and Bistro Gardens. Prior to this, Michelle worked at Latitudes in Smith River. Michelle worked with Richard Wills for two years, a year-and-a-half of that time as manager.

Michelle graduated from Paragon High School in January 2002. She was a self motivated learner, completing three years of high school courses in one-and-a-half years, graduating at the age of 16. Michelle enjoyed time at the river, spending time with Matt, her friends and taking her dog to the beach.

She is survived by her mother, Sandy Travis, her step-father, Darrel Davis and her younger sister, Leila Dickson. She is also survived by her grandparents, Barbara and Alfred Cobble of Crescent City, Nancy Jacomella of Crescent City, Darrel L. Davis of Crescent City and Bud and Cindy Dickson of Kamiah, Idaho. Her father, Randy Dickson resides in Crescent City. She is also survived by numerous extended family members.

Michelle is also survived by her significant other Matthew Salisbury, who has become a very special member of Michelle's family.

There will be a celebration of Michelle's life on Aug. 9 at Beachfront Park in Crescent City beginning at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers her family is requesting that donations be made in her honor at DENOCOS, 1244 Glenn St., Crescent City, CA, 95531.

A scholarship will be established in Michelle's name at a later date with Del Norte Scholarship Foundation.