Passed away on January 23, 2011. Diagnosed with cancer nearly six years ago, she lived a glorious life. She climbed Mt. Whitney, hiked the high country of Yosemite, completed a 500 hour yoga program, and taught yoga at the Wellness Community. She provided joy and peace to all she knew and many she didn’t. She was a loving wife and mother to her husband John and sons Nicholas (Jessica) and Jacob and son by another mother Joey West. Melodie served as president and board member of the Desert Botanical Garden, board member of the Nature Conservancy, and was a member of the Garden Clubs of America. She believed in preserving our environment in a way that all would enjoy its beauty and serenity. She is survived by her husband, sons, mother Joanne Toulouse, brother Kim Toulouse (Leslie), Kelly Toulouse (Dawn) and nieces and nephews. Service will be held at the Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012, at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, January 30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phx., AZ 85008 or www.dbg.org/membership-support/make-a-donation
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