July 09, 2018
It is with much sadness that I am writing to let everyone know that “Mel”
passed away over the week-end after a very long battle over the past year with several types of cancer. How sad that it was not the cancer that took her home but pneumonia. Jim, her husband passed away a year ago from cancer also. Melanie & Jim joined Chaper L here in Council Bluffs on April 20, 2007 and were very active in our chapter. Melanie served not only as historian, secretary but also stepped up and continued being Chapter Director after Jim’s passing as he was our Chapter L director. Melanie also served as Iowa Treasurer for a short time. Melanie will be greatly missed by many but is finally at peace, free of pain & can once again be with “the love of her life”. Rest in peace Mel & you & Jim enjoy the rest of your time in heaven together.
There will be a small service for her at the Maher-Livingston Funeral Home here in Council Bluffs ( 121 S. 7th St.) on May 16th at 10:00 a.m. That is also the 1 year date of Jim’s service.