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In Memory of Melodie Smith


April 1, 1956 - November 15, 2019

Melodie Dawn Smith age 63, passed away at her home on Friday, November 15, 2019 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin.

Melodie was born on April 1, 1956 in Cumberland, Wisconsin to George & Bernice (Solberg) Smith. Born with Down syndrome, Melodie had a very rewarding life, at 4 years old she was taken to Northern Colony in Chippewa Falls. While there, she was able to learn to adjust to life with others with similar disabilities. She learned a variety of skills and was able to utilize those skills when she moved into the Brotoloc System in Ellsworth. Melodie worked at Pro-act for 25 years. She participated in the Special Olympics. She was an avid bowler and was able to swim like a fish! Melodie was a huge fan of music, dancing to Elvis tunes and thought Mr. T was cool but nothing could compare to a new box of crayons and a coloring book. She enjoyed coming home frequently for the holidays, spending time with family and attending church with her sister, Carol. Throughout her life Melodie traveled to multiple music festivals, Walt Disney World and multiple weekend getaways.

Melodie is survived by her sister, Carol Christenson of Prairie Farm; Brothers, Curtis (Victoria) of Florida, Roger (Anita) of Ridgeland and Bruce (Melanie) of Dresser as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins; a sister-in-law, Shirlie Smith of Kentucky, Lois Smith of Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Richard and LeRoy; a brother-in-law, Tom Christenson.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery with Pastor Margaret Grant officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 – 1 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the Independent Cemetery in Arland, Wisconsin.


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