Michaelynn Gleaves
Michaelynn Gleaves
Michaelynn Gleaves
Michaelynn Gleaves
Michaelynn Gleaves

Obituary of Michaelynn Sue Gleaves

Michaelynn Sue Gleaves returned home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 28, 2024, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. 

Born June 7, 1974 in Portland, Oregon, to Susan Gleaves and Michael Fogarty, Michaelynn was the first grandchild and well loved by her family. She was especially close to her Grandmother Gloria Gleaves who preceded her in death. 


Michaelynn was happy, loving, and caring from her early years until her last days. She would listen to anyone who needed a friendly ear and asked for advice. She was very outgoing and made lifelong friends wherever she went. She had a beautiful soul that showed her faith and commitment to her Savior. She never wavered in her faith in the gospel, even during all of her difficult life changing experiences. 


Michaelynn graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in Psychology and immediately went to work as a Paralegal. She loved her work in the legal field and was a tremendous asset at her job. 


Along with work, Michaelynn loved music. She played the piano and had a wonderful singing voice. She participated in choirs and joined a quartet in Seattle. She passed her love of music on to her children who have all learned to play piano. In addition to music, Michaelynn was very creative and used different mediums to express her talent; card making, baking, and through photography. She loved photography and started a cottage business sharing her keen eye with friends and family. She shared many photos on her Facebook page Michaelynn’s Photography.


Michaelynn is survived by her four children, Tyler Keith Richardson (wife Kenzie) (Rexburg, ID), Noah LeGrande Richardson (Auburn, WA), Emma Susan Richardson (Rexburg, ID), and Amelia (Mia) Jayne Richardson (Auburn, WA).


 Her mother Susan R Cohen (Auburn, WA) and her father Michael W Fogarty (Tualatin, OR).

 Siblings Danielle B Toma (Vancouver, WA), David J Kirby (Vancouver, WA), Nicole R Casey (Spokane, WA), Kevin M Fogarty (Portland, OR), Kaitlin J Fogarty (Tualatin, OR); Step-siblings Charmaine M Peeples (Dallas, GA), Francis P Lonergan (Sumner, WA), Krysta M Snyder (Reno, NV), Erica L Russell (Hillsboro, OR) and Sean M Fogarty (Sandy, OR) and numerous nieces and nephews. 


A viewing will be held Wednesday February 7th from 5-8 pm at the funeral home.

 A funeral service will be held Thursday February 8, 2024 @ 12:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Auburn Washington Stake Center 1820 F Street SE Auburn, WA 98002. 

Cremation will follow and her remains will be placed to rest at a later date in Oregon.



5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Klontz Funeral Home
410 Auburn Way N
Auburn , Washington, United States

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Thursday, February 8, 2024
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1820 F St. SE
Auburn, Washington, United States
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