Melanie Dement McKay



Obituary Notice

Melanie Dement McKay, 41, of Maumelle, died December 13, 2004 in Hot Springs. A loving daughter of Bruce and Helen Dement of Keller, Texas, Melanie was born in Fairfield, California, March 31, 1963 at Travis Air Force Base. She grew up in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School in 1981. She later attended Southwest Texas State University and Texas A&M University. Melanie had a great love for animals and shared a business with her husband Mike, caring for and grooming animals in Little Rock.

In addition to her parents, survivors include husband Michael McKay of Maumelle, step-sons Kristopher and Matthew McKay of Sherwood; sisters Darla Reed and husband Mark of Southlake, Texas, and Colleen Harris and husband Donald of Austin, Texas, and their families.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, in the Chapel of Ruebel Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Home. www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.


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  • I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Tina L. Riffe 
    Maumelle, Arkansas
    Email: yorkietlr@hotmail.com 
  • Our thoughts are with you during your loss.
    Mike and Lynn Knight 
    Maumelle, Arkansas
  • Our most heart felt sympathies and condolences go out to Mike and all of Melanie's family. Her memory will live forever in our hearts.
    Tad & Jessica Reed 
    Elkins, Arkansas 
  • We were so sorry to hear about Melanie. We remember her as a beautiful and sweet young lady always smiling and never meeting a stranger. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time. Especially to you, Bruce and Helen, we hope you can feel our love and compassion.
    Garland and Mary Brunson 
    Montgomery, Texas 
    Email: grandmary@houston.rr.com
  • Melanie touched my heart and I was a better person for having known her. My love & sympathy goes out to all of those that are grieving her passing... Her golden hair danced in the sun, just as her sunshine smile filled my heart, rest in peace Melanie!
    Cecilia Lair 
    Sheffield, Alabama 
    Email: jcclair@aol.com
  • Aunt Helen, Uncle Bruce, Darla and Colleen: Our greatest sympathies to you all for your loss. You will be in our hearts and prayers.
    Treva, Kyle and Kaylin Sanders 
    Mobile, Alabama 
    Email: alabamatrio@earthlink.net
  • We were truly saddened to hear of your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you both in this time of sorrow. Our love.
    Bruce B. and Nancy F. Benson 
    Corpus Christi, Texas 
    Email: nbenson@worldnet.att.net 
  • My heartfelt love and sympathy is extended to those whose lives have been touched and loved by Melanie. May God bless the family during this time with a sense of peace and comfort that only comes through knowing the Lord.
    Donna and Gary Kelley 
    Keller, Texas 
  • Helen and Bruce, we were so sorry to hear about Melanie. We know no words can help at this sad time but we are thinking of you and grieving with you. We just never expect to outlive our children and to have to go through this, do we? We will be in touch later.
    Bob and Joyce McDonald 
    Lufkin, Texas 
    Email: themcds@txucom.net
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you have quiet times when you are feeling overwhelmed, peaceful feelings in the days ahead and the soothing comfort of those who care.
    Mary Weiss
    Keller, Texas 
    Email: mcweiss@sbcglobal.net
  • Shirley and Marvin Dement 
    Groves, Texas 
    Email: shirleyrae@aol.com
  • Mark and Jovita Dement 
    Beaumont, Texas
  • I am so very sorry to hear about Melanie, I will always remember her as a good friend who always had a smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Laurie Brunson Novak
    Montgomery, Texas
    Email: lnovak@wildwell.com
  • Our deepest sympathy.
    Mr. & Mrs. Gary Snoe 
    Kyle, Texas 
    Email: csnoe@austin.rr.com
  • Melanie was a classmate and good friend. I was saddened to learn of her death. Please accept my deepest expression of sympathy. Although I have not seen her in years, I will miss her.
    Todd Hyatt 
    Meridian, Texas 
    Email: todd@bosquecountybank.com
  • Melanie was a truly kind person. Her many friends from Conroe will miss her very much. Our prayers are with her family.
    David Winston Dunaway 
    Conroe, Texas 
    Email: ddunaway@infocusonline.org
  • We are sad to hear of Melanie's passing. She was dear freind and classmate at Conroe. She and her family in our prayers. 
    God Bless.....
    Chris Greathouse
    The Woodlands, Texas 
    Email: cgreathouse@sbcglobal.net
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