In memory of
Michelle Eleanor Malahoff Stanford
Michelle Eleanor Malahoff Stanford Michelle Eleanor Malahoff Stanford, 52, passed away in a vehicular accident on Sunday, August 23, 2020. She is survived by her beloved children Jeremy and Amelia, her husband Thomas Stanford, parents Dr. Alexander and Beverley Malahoff, and younger brother Andrew Malahoff-Kamei. Michelle was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Dr. Alexander and Beverley Malahoff. Growing up Michelle spent most of her school years in the Washington D.C. area before returning to Hawaii for her Senior year at the University of Hawaii Laboratory School She was passionate about the outdoors including tennis and running. Michelle attended college at the University of Hawaii where she focused her interests in microbiology and chemistry. Through this period Michelle spent her winter vacations in New Zealand at her Grandparents' picturesque and serene rose garden in Waikanae. The times there together with her family and Grandparents gave her much and long-lasting joy. Michelle met Thomas Stanford in Hawaii, they married in 2001, and moved to California shortly thereafter. Their son Jeremy was born in 2008, and four years later she birthed their daughter Amelia. Her children were her biggest joy in life. A devoted mother, Michelle doted on her children. Their family attended Southwest Church. Michelle was also a dedicated Water Resources Coordinator at the Coachella Valley Water District. She worked tirelessly and diligently to ensure the highest water quality safety for her community. And here she found warm kinship and close friends among her colleagues. Due to COVID, the family will be holding private services. She will be cremated and her ashes will be placed at Forest Lawn-Cathedral City.
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