Chanel Colleen Mickelsen went to Heaven following a car accident at 2 a.m. May 26, 2018 in Paso Robles, California.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1991, sharing her sister Chelsea’s birthday, both being born on a Friday in the morning. Her father, John Takuji Mickelsen and mother whose current name is Cheryl DeAnn Goff also welcomed her to this world on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.
She spent her first six months there before moving to the mainland to another beautiful island, Bainbridge Island, where she attended school until her freshman year in high school. She then moved to Newbury Park where she was named the “Quickest Learner” on the Newbury High School Dance Team. In her junior year she transferred to The High School at Moorpark College, where she graduated high school. After high school graduation, Chanel moved to Santa Barbara to attend SBCC where she danced in a semi-professional dance troupe. She also attended SMCC and then graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BS in Psychology.
Chanel was very talented and seemed to be able to do almost anything she set her mind to. Growing up she played soccer in her early years. She was especially a gifted dancer and began dancing at age four, eventually studying every kind of dance from Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Tap to Ballet on Pointe.
She was adventurous to her core and enjoyed hiking any trail or mountain she could find, zip-lining, traveling, and generally experiencing life to it’s fullest. She was a very loving person who recently spent a couple years living with her sister’s family including four young boys, helping to care for them during a difficult pregnancy of her sister. She then moved to Northern California to Crockett, Calif. where she worked as the head bookkeeper for Premium Properties.
She leaves behind her father, mother, stepfather Thomas Goff, sister Chelsea Skaggs, grandfather Duane Bland, and grandparents Mick and Julie Mickelsen and many family and friends who loved her dearly and are stunned by her early departure from this earth. Her fun spirit and loving heart will always be missing from our family and the world.