Much loved Melynda Ann Miller Thomas, age 31, died Jan. 11,2012. She was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was born April 14,1980, to Micheal and Denece Miller. She was sealed to David Lyle Thomas May 1,1999,in the St. George Temple. She will be dearly missed by very many including her husband David and her three little ones, Maya , Macie, and Abbi.
Melynda was a skilled and caring mother. She considered parenting a fine art and an indispensable craft. Since she excelled at all arts and crafts, it follows that she would make a great mom. Patient, caring and fun loving, she was always committed to teaching her girls the skills necessary to become happy, productive little people. Her love for her daughters and their love for her were enormous.
Melynda was a gifted person, perhaps the greatest of which was being able to make close friends. A person couldn’t sit down to talk to Melynda without feeling they had made a life long friend. It was as if she were a rock star when she entered a room sometimes, complete with fanfare and screaming fans. It was awesome to watch.
She was a wonderful wife. Melynda and David had much more than their share of laughs in the twelve years they spent together. David could not have asked for a better wife. She always loved him even as she was throwing a well-deserved pan at him. She always maintained her softball-throwing arm.
No review of Melynda’s life would be complete without the mention of the remarkably wide variety of talents she developed in her life. A first class cook, her parties were famous. As a crafter extraordinaire, she made things that people actually wanted to buy. Floral design, jewelry, furniture making, drawing, scrap booking, clothing design and production, heavy equipment operating, cement flatwork, and more were all things she enjoyed. One of her mottos was “I could make that.”
She had a world-famous laugh and a smile that would make the sun rise. She was truly an amazing person. Passionate about life and always up for an adventure, she always maintained a good attitude, even when things went wrong. Whether it was camping trips from hell, getting lost in Tijuana, or suffering life changing injury, she took life’s setbacks with a smile and asked herself “ What can I learn from this?”
She will be remembered for the many close friendships that she had, the love that she shared freely with everyone and her desire to be of use to her fellow men. She will be remembered for her can-do attitude, her sense of style, and her courage in the face of extreme hardship. For her family, her memory will always define love. And of course she will be remembered for that laugh.