Michele Lee (Cooke) Vandevender, Age 49, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Concordia in Loudon. She was born November 7, 1969 in Harlingen, Texas to Michael and Sharon (Sandmeyer) Cooke. Michele was a housewife and mother. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, photography, and was an avid video gamer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Sharon Cooke.
She is survived by her husband Michael Edward Vandevender of 29 years and life partner William "Jerry" Wathen of 25 years. Also surviving are brother Michael Owen Cooke of Colorado, 4 daughters Angelica Lee (Joshua) Cooke of Loudon, TN; Alexandra Marie (Christopher) Vandevender; Christina Nicole (T.J) Vandevender of Grand Rapids, Mi, Rachel Ann Faith of San Antonio, TX, and many adopted; 10 grandchildren, and many adopted.
She was loved by many. Family is all present and no services at this time.
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