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Family Aftermath

Melody’s family and friends were devastated.  Although her health had taken on the new complication of the bone issue, no one expected that she would be gone so fast.  She had just talked to her youngest child 20 minutes prior to passing away and her voice had been strong and steady.  She had even been a bit feisty about a situation in the family and gave no indication that she was was about to have a major health crisis that would result in her death.

The funeral was held on a Monday afternoon, but you would never know it by the amount of people who showed up to pay their respects.  So many people came to the funeral that they couldn’t fit them all in the main room and many others who couldn’t make it sent their regards.  The family shared memories, pictures and what she meant to them.  People were there whose lives she touched and many cards were received from friends, both new and old. Melody touched all of us who knew her with her generous spirit, her creativity, her love and her guidance.  She overcame many things in her life and still looked for the joy in the little things.  She had a zest for life and spread her joy to all those who came into her presence.  She will always be missed.