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Lee Ann Melroy

January 3, 1931 January 16, 2020
Lee Ann Melroy
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Lee Ann Melroy entered into eternal life on January 16, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on January 3, 1931 in Russell, Kansas, daughter of James Jacob and Lela Thoman.
In school she loved music, dance, art, theater and debate. She received a scholarship to attend The School of The Theater at the University of Denver, however after a semester she realized that was not the professional life she wished to pursue. She went back home to Russell and then attended courses at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Finally transferring to Kansas State University, she graduated with a B.A. in Home Economics.
During her college years she was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma National Academic Sorority and the Phi Delta Chi National Athletic Sorority. Some of her favorite stories were of her cheerleading days at Kansas State.
In 1952 at the age of 21 she packed up her possessions and headed to San Diego, California to marry the love of her life, David James Melroy II, who preceded her in death (March 20, 2007) after 55 wonderful years of marriage. Together they had two children: their son, David James Melroy III and their daughter, Linda Ann Melroy (Vogedes).
Mom loved her husband unconditionally and followed him as he was transferred throughout the United States about every two years while he worked for Shell Oil Co.
In 1973 the family moved to Reno, NV. It was here in Reno that they decided to make their permanent home. Mom decided the kids were old enough that she could pursue her own professional career. She opened an employment service and it was so successful that she opened a second office in Carson City. After almost 20 years of being a business owner she decided it was time to retire. She periodically would lobby during the legislative sessions on employment bills which she seemed to enjoy doing.
Surviving are her loving children and grandchildren: son David James Melroy III (Jayma) and their children, Kevin 29 years (Erica), James 25 and Hanna 25 years; and daughter Linda Ann Vogedes (Ulrich) and their children, Alex 25 years and Annemarie 20 years.
Mom was an active and loving mother and grandmother involved in the lives of her two children and five grandchildren. She was always involved in the school PTA, scouting, and other clubs and organizations her kids were involved in. She never missed an opportunity to babysit the grandchildren. Her most favorite thing in life to do was to talk about every member of the family and tell how proud she was of all their accomplishments. There was nothing more important in her life than family.
Mom, we miss you so very much!
Viewing will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mountain View Mortuary located at 425 Stoker Avenue, Reno, NV. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at St. Michael Catholic Church located at 14075 Mt. Vida St., Reno, NV, with a reception following at the Church Hall. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

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11:00 AM 1/28/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church

14075 Mt. Vida Street
Reno, Nevada 89506

Viewing will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mountain View Mortuary located at 425 Stoker Avenue, Reno, NV.

St. Michael Catholic Church
14075 Mt. Vida Street Reno 89506 Nevada
United States

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Mountain View Cemetery Final Resting Place

435 Stoker Avenue
Reno, Nv 89503

435 Stoker Avenue Reno 89503 Nv
United States

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