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Melodie Lynn Lewis

Melodie Lynn Lewis, 57, Newell, South Dakota, died April 3, 2016 at her home with loved ones gathered around.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Belle Fourche Area Community Center Theater in Belle Fourche South Dakota.

A memorial has been established to the Hospice of the Northern Hills.

Melodie was born February 14, 1959, at Bryan, Ohio, to Clyde Duane and Carol Eileen (Franklin) Mowry.

She graduated from Cabool Schools in Cabool, Missouri, in 1977 and worked in an office setting until October 1980 where she entered missionary work in Missouri, Arkansas and Indiana for the next 17 years.

On August 30, 2000, she married Tommy W. Lewis of Nisland, South Dakota. To this marriage was brought one son, Darin Jaime Lewis.

Melodie was employed at the Butte County States Attorney’s office at the time of her death.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy W. Lewis, and their son, Darin Jaime Lewis, both of Newell, South Dakota; her father, Clyde Duane Mowry, Clarksville, Indiana; her sister, Melinda Lou Mowry, and brother, Harmony Glenn (Lori) Mowry, all of Mountain Grove, Missouri; two nieces, Zoe (James) Myers, Joplin, Missouri, and Faith (Stephen) Reynolds, Webb City, Missouri; two great-nephews, Chandler and Lane, and one great-niece, Josslyn, all of Missouri. Other family includes her husband’s and brother’s families by marriages, all which were loved by Melodie very much.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Carol Eileen Mowry, on July 29, 2015.

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