Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

March 28, 2014

Melissa (Missy) Dawn Mikel

Pauls Valley Democrat

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Melissa (Missy) Dawn Mikel, 45, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma lost her battle with brain cancer and multiple sclerosis on March 17, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma with family at her side.

She was preceded in death by her father Jerry Peck and her mother Wynona (Wendy) Maxey.

She was born in Yuba City, Calif., to Jerry and Wynona (Wendy) Peck.

Melissa graduated from Lincoln High School and received two bachelor’s degrees from Heald College in Roseville, Calif.

She was married to Wayne Thomas Mikel on February 23, 1991 in Lincoln, Calif., and moved to Pauls Valley, Okla., in 2004.

She was a loving and kind person that would do anything to help someone else. Thinking of others even to the last, she has donated her body to the University of Oklahoma for medical research.

An avid NASCAR fan (Earnhardt’s of course) and trivia buff and loved her time on Facebook, she loved doing needlepoint and family history.

She is survived by her husband Wayne, children Daniel and Cassandra, stepdad James Maxey, and many step siblings; half brothers as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be at the house on April 12, 2014 between noon and 4 p.m., come and go potluck style.