BY THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
Michelle A Grubbs, 50, of Lincoln, died peacefully at her home on November 14, 2015, with her family at her side. Michelle
had waged a courageous four year battle with cancer. She beat breast cancer in 2012 but was later diagnosed with glioblastoma.
A fearless person throughout her life, Michelle faced her cancer and her treatments with a graceful balance of optimism, realism
and above all, courage.
Michelle was born in Charleston, S.C., on December 10, 1964, and moved to Lincoln at an early age. She attended Lincoln
High School and the University of Nebraska. Michelle had a long history in the retail, sales and service industry. She and
her husband, Ed, started Max Tan in 1993 and Michelle grew the business to five stores. She was devoted to her family, stores
Michelle's fierce sense of style was out-matched only by her generosity and sense of loyalty to her family and wide group
of friends. When Michelle entered a room, she lit it up with her beauty and laughter. She was equally at ease shopping the
aisles of Target or Louis Vuitton. Michelle will be missed by hundreds of friends and admirers from all over the world.
As a longtime member of AA, Michelle would have celebrated her sobriety birthday on November 16th. She was active in recovery
groups in both Lincoln and Los Angeles and was especially devoted to her Monday Night FOM tribe.
Michelle was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Kathleen McCann, and sister-in-law, Susan McCann. Michelle
is survived by husband, Ed Grubbs, sons, Richard (San Jose, Calif.), John (Lincoln), sister, Marie McCann Zaminer (Warwick,
R.I.), brother, Patrick McCann (Pasadena, Md.), nephew, Andrew McCann (San Diego, Calif.) and her constant companions, her
dogs, Phoebe and Joey.
A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with eulogy at 12:30 on Saturday, December 5, at Embassy Suites,
12th and P Streets. Memorials to Project Pink'd or donor's choice. Private inurnment at a later date. Condolences can be left