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Melodie Ann Terry

December 28, 1958 — October 13, 2021

Melodie Ann Terry was born in Oklahoma City in 1958 to John and Joan Terry, the youngest of five children. She is survived by three siblings, their children and grandchildren: Her sister, Peggy Pate of Norman, OK and her three sons, Danuiel Pate of Bartlesville, OK, Nicholaas Pate of Coppell, Texas, and Patrick Pate of Broken Arrow, OK; Her sister Norma Koehn of Fairview, OK and her three children, Misty Robinett of Enid, OK, Isaac Koehn of Tahlequah, OK, and Ashley Koehn of Orienta, OK; Her brother, John Terry, III of Enid, OK and his daughter, DeAnn Terry Vaughn of Bethany, OK. Although Melodie had no children of her own, she enjoyed a slew of nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and one sister, Joni Terry, who, also, lived in Perry for several years.
Growing up Melodie was the typical baby of the family. Cute as she could be, spoiled, the life of the party, and pesky at times. She was funny, charming, and never met a stranger. As she matured, her athleticism allowed her to excel in girls’ softball. She was a very competitive player; so good that she played for an adult team, the “Oklahoma City Dolls,” well-known and formidable in the mid 70’s. After her high school days at Capitol Hill High School, Melodie struck out on her own. She had a zest for life, a free and independent spirit. Rarely, did one encounter Melodie that she wasn’t cutting up and laughing about something.
Throughout her working years she was primarily self-employed in the construction trades. She took great pride in house painting.
About 17 years ago Melodie decided she was weary of the fast-paced city life and moved to Perry, Oklahoma on the advice of a friend who lived there, hoping small town living might be a refreshing breath of fresh air. Perry suited her and over the years it became her sense of home. She mellowed and established a new community of friends, relations, and pastimes.
The three things Melodie seem to most value in life were her faith in God for she knew He was her salvation, family and friends, and her beloved pets who were like her children. Apart from her early upbringing the Nazarene Church, she didn’t attend church regularly as an adult, but she studied her Bible and searched for understanding, purpose, and peace of mind. She cared deeply for her family and enjoyed the company of good friends and good times. She left behind two fur babies whom she had had for a number of years, and that was probably her biggest concern about leaving this world, once she realized her time was short due to failing health.
Melodie’s life was troubled at times, yet she was content to live in the moment, not take life too seriously, make the best of what she had, and enjoy her time literally until the end. While everyone will remember her differently, she was an unforgettable personality and presence in our lives that will be missed. PEACE.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home - Chapel

203 Fir Street, Perry, OK 73077

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