TOUCHETTE, Michelle Elaine

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Last Name
Given Names
Michelle Elaine
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Indianapolis, Indiana
Family Tree
  Swinney Family Tree
Birth Mother
Carol Joyce Touchette, aka Joyce Swinney; Helen Beatrice Swinney (grandmother); Wanda Shirley Werner Swinney (aunt)
Birth Father
Charles E. Touchette, (uncle) Timothy Maurice Swinney; (grandfather) Cleave Lonzo Swinney
Michael Jon Touchette, Albert Ardell Touchette, Mickey Touchette, Neal Shaun Welcome (adopted); David George (adopted); Daren Eugene Werner Swinney (cousin)
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
Cottage 50
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
student (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26aa); gardening (PT occupation record); nursing, cooking, waitress (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ffff)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Family Services—Miscellaneous Services, Laundry (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-h-4a); Laundry supervisor (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1ffff)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Planning Commision; Laundry (FBI Report, 89-4286-1681)
Government Income
Some records spell first name "Michele"; passport name aboveSome records say entry date was 4/20/1977
“The Touchette family lived in Indianapolis, Ind. on Dubarry Rd. By school #98 where the attended classes. This area is near 38th and post rd. the Northeastwood area. Michelle and I were classmates in 5th grade. 1968 ,1969 An odd thing is our teacher Mrs. McGrogan would ask the kids each month to stand up front so the class could sing Happy birthday to you and at the end of the school year those of us who had summer Birthdays would go up. Michelle and I share the same date 7-21-58. I remember her brothers were very good swimmers and divers at the Northeastwood Swimming pool and enjoyed watching them dive. Some names of school friends were (last names) Conner, Macy, Dibbern, Schroder, Garvey. I just recenty found out a little more about there move from Indy to California when talking to some classmates who have spoken to Mike Touchette.” - Anonymous

Reunion” - Stephan Jones