Melanie Moss Orme passed away on November 6, 2017 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 53 after a long and exemplary battle with breast cancer. Melanie was born in Provo, Utah on November 11, 1963. She spent her youth in Utah and California, and graduated from Alta Loma High in Rancho Cucamonga. She earned an Associate degree from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor's degree from Weber State University and was enrolled at pursing her Master's degree in Counseling at Texas Woman's University at the time of her death. The oldest of seven children, Melanie was a support, confidant and friend to her six brothers and sisters.
Melanie met Clifton Orme while they were both working as teachers at the Missionary Training Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Provo, Utah. They were married and sealed in the Seattle, Washington LDS Temple on December 18, 1987 and had three children. Because she served a mission in Peru, lived in Mexico and in seven different states in the US, she established lifelong friendships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Melanie volunteered and worked in numerous capacities including as a local unit President of the Relief Society, the LDS Church's philanthropic and educational women's organization, Seminary Teacher, and Executive Director of eight Cancer Foundation for Life (CFFL) Centers in Dallas. She actively volunteered for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN). Melanie enjoyed playing tennis, reading-especially at the beach- and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Clifton; her children, Ryan, Jason, (Emily) and Brandon; her grandchildren, Eli and Sadie; her parents, Joseph Lowell and Sharlot Moss; and her siblings, Randy Moss, Allison Guymon, Michelle Moss Casares-Falconi, Carrie Gibbs, Travis Moss, and Tyler Moss; and, 37 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 3882 Quail Run, Flower Mound, Texas. Interment will follow at Pacific View Memorial Park at 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, California. Gateway Funerals will be handing the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cancer Foundation for Life.
Celebration of Life
NOV 11. 10:00 AM (CST)
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
3882 Quail Run
Flower Mound, TX