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In Memory of

Melody Dee Brown

December 12, 1946 - September 17, 2016

Obituary


Brown, Melody Dee - Began exploring life in Tucson, AZ, December 12, 1946. Precious daughter to Betty Lou and Donald E. Haas, curious, creative and sweet Melody charmed her family and countless friends, grew with Tucson and explored Arizona as a true native who loved culture and learning about the world with all it offers.

She welcomed her own family early, yet wasn't defined or ruled by society's limitations, pursuing her own career path by extending her natural talents, intellect and wit with an independent yet unassuming drive. Her loving home ensured her...

Brown, Melody Dee - Began exploring life in Tucson, AZ, December 12, 1946. Precious daughter to Betty Lou and Donald E. Haas, curious, creative and sweet Melody charmed her family and countless friends, grew with Tucson and explored Arizona as a true native who loved culture and learning about the world with all it offers.

She welcomed her own family early, yet wasn't defined or ruled by society's limitations, pursuing her own career path by extending her natural talents, intellect and wit with an independent yet unassuming drive. Her loving home ensured her four children always felt secure and supported; the sewn costumes, banners, all manner of sporting events, countless picnics, camping & fishing trips full of warmth and laughter, all were her doing. Melody's sparkle & smile was enriched with the passage of time, and as she retired from University of Arizona's Trauma Department with husband Clint, the future beckoned with promise of adventure.

She loved life and excelled at too much to list - cooking, travel, sewing, creating, volunteerism, wine, birding, golf, laughter, friends and above all family. She lived and loved fiercely and with abandon, seeking - and finding - something to like in all people and all things. At the Cabin in Greer, AZ., perhaps her favorite place, she gifted us with our latest hysterical memory around the campfire, flexed her creative muscle, and embraced all the nature the mountain has to offer with her beloved mother, whom she held so dear.

This last challenge, she fought as fiercely as she lived, blessing us with a few final, brilliant smiles and "I love you" before stepping on to the path to her next journey on September 17, 2016. We are too many who love and feel bereft without her. Until we meet again, we must say farewell, from husband Clint, children, DeLaina (John Cowan), Kirsten, Heather (Michael Lukach), and Matthew (Erin Dean), beloved granddaughter Kaitlynn, Daniel Pelot, and brother Brad Haas.

A celebration of Melody's beautiful life and undaunted spirit will take place October 23, 2016 at San Pedro Chapel, 4:00 p.m. in Tucson, AZ.

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.