Michele Jean Payne
1949 ~ 2017

Michele Jean Payne returned to her heavenly home on February 22, 2017. She was born to Naynard Clarence Charlie Hahn and Shirley Jean Baker, in Orange, California, on October 20, 1949. Michele married Vernon William Payne III (“Bud”), on September 23, 1967, in Newport Beach, California. They were sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple, on October 19, 1968, and were married for almost 50 years.

Michele was a native of Southern California, where she lived for 56 years, raising her family and earning her college degree in Art. She and her husband moved to Utah County, in 2006, and retired in Alpine. Michele faced health challenges for most of her adult life but, always, made time for others to make them feel loved and important, whether it was a meal or a hug. She, often, put others before her own needs.

Michele inherited from her mother the traditions of amazing baking and crafting; these she passed on to her daughters and granddaughters. Her creations reflected both her beauty and talent. Her gingerbread houses garnered first place in many county fairs.

She loved everyone and was incapable of speaking ill of anyone. She loved her family above all else and was a great listener they could rely on for comfort, even from her hospital bed. She loved her Lord and Savior and understood her mission was one of daily love and service for as long as she was able.

She is preceded in death by her parents and leaves behind her brothers Bill (Gretchen) Hahn, and Bob (Judy) Hahn; husband Vernon “Bud” Payne; children Vernon “Buddy” Payne, Le Anne (William) Taylor, David (Maria) Payne, Charise (Ben) Hubert, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Matterhorn LDS Ward Chapel, located at 285 North Matterhorn Drive, Alpine, Utah, Family and friends may call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and also Saturday morning from 10:00-10:45 am prior to services at the Matterhorn Chapel. Interment will take place in the Alpine City Cemetery.

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