Michelle Lee Whitney, 50, of Pampa passed away on July 2, 2020 in Pampa.
Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Pastor Jeremy Buck, pastor of Redeemer Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. The funeral will be live streamed at https://www.carmichael-whatley.com/page/live-streaming.
Michelle was born December 22, 1969 in Lubbock to Don and Paula Whitney. She graduated from Pampa High School in 1988. While she was in high school, she worked at Community Daycare for a few years with her aunt Kim Winegeart. After high school, Michelle moved to Borger and began attending Frank Phillips Community College. During her time in Borger she worked for Fish Construction at the Phillips Plant. Later she transferred to West Texas State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science in 1992. Upon completion of her college degree, she began employment at Pantex where she worked for many years. She obtained her master’s degree in environmental engineering and engineering certification while working at Pantex. Michelle was always looking to better herself and her job, so she accepted a position at the nuclear plant in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She would work there until 2019 when she returned to Pampa, where she was a Pampa High School science teacher. Michelle made her career her life, she was all in and gave her best.
When she was not working, she enjoyed swimming, especially taking water exercises, dance class, hiking in the mountains, and watching her nieces and nephews do their activities. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Pampa. She loved her family and time spent with them. Michelle will be missed by so many.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Herman L. Whitney, Clara W. Whitney, Pauline Daugherty, and Leon W. Daugherty, aunt and uncles, Barbara and Bill Kirkham, and Aaron Whitney.
Survivors include her parents, Don and Paula Whitney of Pampa; sister, Jessica Whiteley and husband T.J. of Pampa; 2 brothers, Chris Whitney and wife Shanna of Waco, and Aaron Whitney and wife Michelle of Abbeville, LA; 3 nieces, Baylee Whitney, Harlee Whitney, and Mallory Whitney; 4 nephews, Tyce Whiteley, Wade Whitney, Parker Whitney, and Westin Whitney; uncle and aunt, Marvin and Laurie Daugherty of Pampa; cousins, Amanda Daugherty, Matthew Daugherty, Kim Winegeart, Kurtis Kirkham, Danny Daugherty, Cathy Scribner, Misty LeBlanc and husband Toby, Lindsay Hudson and husband Matt, and Garrett Scribner and wife Carissa.