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Melody May Pierce

March 18, 1947 — April 7, 2024

Stratton

Melody May Pierce, age 77 passed away peacefully at her home in Stratton, Nebraska, on April 7, 2024. Melody was born on March 18, 1947 in Denver, Colorado to Stormy Elizabeth Wilson and Vernon Barrett.  Melody grew up moving between Colorado, Ohio, Oregon and Washington with her siblings Sidney, Melinda, Melissa and Rodney. 

In 1963, Melody met the love of her life Stanley "Bud" Pierce at the diner she was working at. Bud came in with a friend and ordered one rootbeer with two straws, Melody took pity on them and used her tips to buy a second, which is how their love story began.  

On October 23, 1965 Melody and Bud pierce were married in Columbus, Ohio.  Melody and Stanley went on to have four children, Nena, Mike, Daniel and Jason. 

Throughout her life Melody had several careers including being a home health care aid, cook and factory worker.  Melody graduated from beautician school and spent several years working in the beauty industry.  Her favorite career was working at the senior center because she enjoyed talking to the residents and learning their histories.  

Later in her life Melody retired and spent her time visiting her grandchildren, working on puzzles and creating wonderful pieces of crochet and quilts.  

She is survived by her loving husband Stanley Pierce, siblings Melissa Evans and Melinda Howell, her children Nena Roy (Duane), Mike Pierce (Trina) and Daniel Pierce (Rachel), her grandchildren Jonathan, Olivia, Joseph, Chloe, Isabel, Jade, Hayley, Alyssa, Joslyn, Taylor, Abby, DJ, Symphony and great-grandchildren, Skielyn and Kanyon.  

She rejoins her mother, Stormy Powell, father, Vernon Barrett, stepfather Charles Powell, siblings Sidney and Rodney, son, Jason granddaughter, Mary and great-grandson Oliver in eternal peace. 

Melody May Pierce will be remembered as a deeply caring person, a loving wife, a mother, a grandmother and sister.  Those who loved Melody will remember her kindness, her laughter and her smile. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Melody's name to the Stratton Ambulance service P.O. Box 363 Stratton, NE 69043. 

Services will be announced at a later.  Benkelman Memorial Chapel entrusted with the cremation.  
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