Michelle L. McCaulley

Michelle L. McCaulley

April 29, 1966 – November 9, 2018

Michelle lost her three-year fight with breast cancer on Nov. 9th at 9am.  She was 52.  She is survived by her three-year old daughter Evangeline, husband Rick; mother, Bobbi; father Larry; stepmother Linda; brothers, Lance and Lucas; sisters, Christie and Tracey; sisters-in-law, Mary Beth, Nicki, and Marcia; brothers-in-law, Matt, Doug, and Jim; and cousin Troy who was raised with her.  Additionally, she has numerous close nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles and friends who mourn her passing.

She was born on April 29, 1966 in Callaway, Nebraska and grew up there until 1977 when she moved to Red Bird, Kentucky.  She attended Red Bird High School and graduated with honors in 1984.  After high school she attended Berea College where she was President of the Berea College Choir, was appointed President for a day, and won the Hilda Welch award for most outstanding student.  She graduated in 1989 Magma Cum Laude.  She went on to attend American University in Washington D.C. where she completed an MBA degree with honors in 1991.  She married her husband Rick in 1991 and resided in Vienna, Virginia until she returned to Nebraska in 2008.  Her daughter Evangeline was born on March 27, 2015.  Michelle was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in August of 2015 and fought through numerous treatments, surgeries, triumphs and setbacks.  She was proud to be known as a mutant and tried to be a good, honorable person.  She will be missed.

VISITATION: Friday, Nov. 16th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, Nov. 17th at 3pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: on Sunday, Nov. 18th at 2pm at Callaway United Methodist Church, followed by Graveside Service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway.  In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Michelle’s memory to the Berea College Concert Choir in honor of Dr. Stephen Bolster.  Please send to Berea College, CPO 2216, Berea, KY 40404 or make online at  https://www.berea.edu/give/.



  • Tamara H Eriksen Posted November 11, 2018 1:11 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Claudia Clark Posted November 11, 2018 2:16 pm

    My thoughts are with you.. Hope to talk soon

  • Marlene Smith Posted November 12, 2018 8:19 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Kitty Houchin Posted November 12, 2018 9:19 am

    Rick, please know I am sending prayers of comfort, peace and joy……. joy in remembering all the good times.

  • Karen and Sam Brown Posted November 12, 2018 11:06 am

    Michelle and I attended Red Bird high school and played basket together. I remember her beautiful voice singing in the choir. She was an exceptional person. The world will miss your smiling face.

  • Steven Rea Posted November 12, 2018 2:05 pm

    We will miss you Michelle and only take comfort that you are now free from your bodily burdens and are looking down upon us from the afterlife. Heaven has gained a great soul. Our sincere condolences to Rick and Lina and your entire loving family.

  • Locke Hassrick Posted November 12, 2018 2:23 pm

    Will miss Michelle and her sense of humour. Condolences to her wonderful family.

  • Cal Yonker Posted November 12, 2018 2:30 pm

    Rick, My condolences to you, your precious daughter and the rest of your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Vicki cook Posted November 12, 2018 3:26 pm

    Rick our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Michelle was such a delightful lady. Vicki and Bobby Cook

  • Laura Mason Posted November 12, 2018 3:27 pm

    Rick, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Alex Duhamel Posted November 12, 2018 4:21 pm

    Rick – so sorry to hear about Michelle’s passing…I can’t help but think of all the hospitality both of you have shown me over the years…the Inn at Little Washington is still one of the most memorable evenings of my life. I’m thinking of you and your family.

  • John and Jennifer Hulvey Posted November 12, 2018 6:46 pm

    Rick – we are thinking of you and Evangeline and all the family with love and deepest sympathy. Michelle will be remembered with love and deeply missed.

  • Eneida Hassrick Posted November 12, 2018 6:50 pm

    Condolences to Rick and Michelle’s family, Michelle was a wonderful, caring, giving and loving friend. She will always be in my heart. I’ll always cherish our times together – the fun and the laughter.

  • Dale Coggins Posted November 12, 2018 9:13 pm

    Ah, Rick, I can’t imagine you without The Boss. I am so sorry.

  • Rick Riordan Posted November 12, 2018 9:38 pm

    Rick — Please accept heartfelt condolences from Chelle & myself, we are so very sorry for your loss. Some wise person once said the price of a lost Love is equivalent Grief. Likely true. But have also heard that anything you lose eventually comes around in another form….so hope you area able to look forward to that eventuality.

  • Jason Jacobs Posted November 13, 2018 5:42 am

    Rick, Evangeline and family – I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

  • Nancy Lough Posted November 13, 2018 7:24 am

    Rick, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer for peace and comfort for you and your family. I am so glad to have known you and Michelle.

  • Tricia Myton Posted November 13, 2018 6:01 pm

    Rick – keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Know you will cherish all of the wonderful memories – my deepest sympathy

  • Todd Imhof Posted November 14, 2018 2:35 pm

    My deepest condolences to you, Evangelina and to Michelle’s extended family and friends. She was a class act and someone I will never forget.

  • Susan Sheppard Verner Posted November 14, 2018 6:02 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in out thoughts and prayers.

  • Tiffany Cleaver Posted November 14, 2018 6:26 pm

    Rick – You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Amy Lammers (McCumber) Posted November 16, 2018 11:57 am

    Rick, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of you and Michelle and your kindness and hospitality when I moved to Virginia. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

  • Rev. Greg Hill Posted September 9, 2019 5:50 pm

    It was a priviledge and a pleasure to know Michelle at Berea College where she was teaching assistant to Dr. Cleophas Charles. Michelle was literally Dr. Charles’ eyes for him in the classroom. She loved Grease and knew all the words.

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