Melodye Rohrberg Blackman

April 4, 1958 - March 22, 2008

Melodye Rohrberg Blackman, age 49, of McKinney, Texas passed away March 22, 2008 in McKinney. She was born April 4, 1958, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Myron C. and Alice C. (Miller) Rohrberg. She graduated from Glenwood High School in Glenwood, IA, in 1976 and earned her Associate Degree from the American Institute of Business in DesMoines, IA. On May 22, 1982, she married Bruce Blackman in Mineola, Iowa. Melodye was employed by Club Corporation of America for twenty-four years, where she had been the membership director for the Metropolitan Club in Des Moines, IA, Glen Oaks Country Club in W. Des Moines, IA, Stonebridge Country Club in McKinney, TX and was currently with Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, TX. She was of the Lutheran faith. She is survived by her husband of twenty-five years, Bruce; mother, Alice Rohrberg of Glenwood, IA; sisters, Merillee Waugh and her husband Ron of Glenwood, IA, Marilyn Hagerbaumer and her husband Kevin of Lincoln, NE, and Michelle Holmes and her husband Jim of Pacific Junction, IA; niece, Hilleary; and nephews, Heath, Matthew and Scott. She was preceded in death by her father. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas, with Rev. Rafe Wright officiating. Memorials may be made to SPCA of McKinney, 8411 McKinney Ranch Pkwy, McKinney TX 75070, 972-562-7297.

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Bruce, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Melody's passing. Just hearing her name brought back so many great memories of the tow of us working at Colorado Feed and Grain. All the times Melody, you, Jeff and I hung out together. Know that you are in my thoughts daily and I know that Melody is heading up the craft and social events up in heaven. My love always, Lynn Hermann Lynn L Hermann, April 12, 2008 Bruce, Just heard about Melodye. Total shock. Will always remember the best neighbors I ever had. David Carl Cooper, April 11, 2008 Bruce, You are in our prayers each and every day. Dayna DeProspero Dayna Rose DeProspero, April 2, 2008 times can become difficult when the world losses someone as special as Melodye.i personally have many special memories of her.she had a bright smile and bubbly personality. after advising my mother of the tragic news,she recalled one time many years ago when "mel" bought dinner for my parents at the spaghetti factory in des moines.she had remembered them after many years,she was that kind of woman. i am proud to have called her my friend. william scott londgren, April 1, 2008 So sorry to hear about Melodye passing, May God hold the family;s hands at this trying time. Jim and Eloise Modrell. Melodye's cousin melodye Blackman, March 31, 2008 We will always remember Melodye as a fun, life loving, independant, strong woman. She was a joy to be around and always made us and our guests feel very comfortable at the Metropolitan Club. Bruce and family, you are in our prayers. Terry and Jeff Taylor, March 28, 2008 I was so sorry to here of Melody's passing. Melody was a such a happy spirit and vibrant person who brightened evryones day with her smile. I have many happy memories of Melody from our church days in Mineola and school days that I will hold on to. My deepest sympathies go out to you and all her family. Mark Jones, March 28, 2008 Your smiling face and jubilant demeanor will be very sadly missed at Gleneagles. Melodye you welcomed members as friends and our family cherished every encounter we had with you. Our 5 & 7 year old kids were always so excited to see you and you mirrored their excitement and created great memories. You were greatly appreciated and will be greatly missed. Kevin, Michelle, Katie & Chris The Scherer Family, March 27, 2008 Melodye-We will miss you so much!! Your first day at Gleneagles was our first day as new members and you and I toured the club together! Always felt a bond and was always glad to see your smiling face-you are so very missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with Bruce and your family. Lisa and Craig Stoudt Lisa Stoudt, March 27, 2008 My condolences to you and all the family. Melodye was a ray of sunshine in the halls of Glenwood High School. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Lani Ramm Lani Ungrad Ramm, March 27, 2008 Melodye was a high school classmate of mine. She was very active student with a postive attitude that could be seen in her ever present smile. She was a significant contributor to our class and I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers are with her and her family. Ken Ken Doocy, March 26, 2008 Melodye--what a breathe of fresh air, her smile truly lit up a room. I loved her energy during meetings as I worked her and the other Member Relations Directors 2 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless you. Michele Arnette, March 26, 2008 Melodye was a standard-setter and in inspiration to everyone with whom she worked. Her professionalism and dedication to excellence certainly set her apart. I am greateful that I had the opportunity to work with her and know her as friend. My deepest sympathies to your family. Haven Johnson, March 26, 2008 So sorry for your loss. I am Melodye's cousin and live in IL. God's Blessings to you and especially to Aunt Alice Robert & Kathy Scheel, March 26, 2008 Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss of Melodye. I have good memories of Melodye when we attended High School together. May happy memories and your faith sustain you through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Patti Patti Keithley, March 26, 2008 To Melodye's family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Melodye. My thoughts are with you during this tough time. My memories of Melodye are from Sunday school, confirmation, and high school where she was always a standout in personality and friendliness. It is fortunate that she could spend her career utilizing those skills, Take care Todd Kruse, March 26, 2008 Melodye and I were close friends in high school and on a number of occasions I remember staying overnight with her while her parents went to Vegas. I have many beautiful memories of my times with Melody in band activites and football games with her as a cheerleader. Melodye and I basically grew up together, in Sunday School at the Mineola church. Melodye will be deeply missed and I shall keep her alive in my heart always. Blessed journey to you dear friend and much love always. Julia (Watson) Ponce, March 26, 2008 Dear Coach, We're so sorry for your loss and keeping you in our prayers. Mary Browder and Family, March 26, 2008 Bruce, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. You are in my thoughts as are the fun times we had in school and in Lewis many years ago. Take care my friend. Dennis Kunze, March 26, 2008 Melodye was a beautiful and wonderful woman. As a senior in high school I was very very fond of her. This is a great shock to us all. I pulled out my old photos and wept. I will pray for her loved ones. She was such a sweetheart. Joseph Bussey, March 26, 2008 I am so sorry to hear of Melodye's passing. I will always hold dear all the happy memories we had together growing up. My life has been blessed by her friendship and the joys we had in growin up. Her joy of life definitly left this world a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Chrystal Hopp, March 26, 2008 Our prayers are with you, Coach. She was such a nice person. We met her at the country club. She was always happy. We will miss her. Jerry, Sue Ann & Matthew West, March 26, 2008 So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed at Gleneagles, but I am sure even so much more by her family. Our prayers are with you. John & Becky Edwards, March 26, 2008 Our thoughts and prayers are with Bruce and the rest of their family. Randall & Vicki Walton, March 26, 2008 My memories of Melodye are... The most unbelievable smile that never ceased. One of the kindest, most gentle and sincere people I have ever known. She was absolutely delighted to help anyone at anytime. A truly irreplaceable employee at Gleneagles. An amazing person whose friendship I will alwaays cherish. We will miss her so much!!! Leslie Rouda Smith--Gleneagles member and member of the Entertainment Committee Leslie Smith, March 26, 2008 I am so sad to learn about Melodye. As a friend of Merillee's for the past 45 years or so, I've heard Merillee speak so proudly and lovingly of Melodye's successes over the years. She will be missed. Please know that Bill's and my thoughts and prayers and those of my parents are with all of you during this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Becky and Bill Pugsley Becky Pugsley, March 26, 2008 MY CONDOLENCES TO MELODYE'S FAMILY Daniel Nutting, March 26, 2008 Dear Mr. Blackman, please know that we extend deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this most difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss. The Stofers, Rich, Gail and Meg Gail Stofer and family, March 26, 2008 It is with a heavy heart that I recall fond memories of Melodye's smiles from our days in Sunday School at St. John Lutheran in Mineola, Iowa, and leading the cheers for the Class of '76. May you find comfort in knowing Melodye is in the loving arms of our merciful Lord and her family in the thoughts and prayers of her many friends. With deepest sympathy, Dan Kahl Dan Kahl, March 26, 2008 I can not imagine Gleneagles without Meloyde! Her shear presence illuminated an entire room! Her enthusiasm for the simple things in life was so admirable. There will be a great sense of emptiness in our hearts as no one will ever replace Meloyde Blackman. She is deeply loved. One of the MANY things that Melodye was so passionate about was making sure that every Gleneagle member and their family was taken care of during challenging times. I find it painfully ironic that we are not trying to think of ways to care for her family duyring this very tragic time. Melodye, I love you!! I know that you are smiling down on us, assuring us that "everything will be fine"! XOXO Luan Luan McCartan, March 26, 2008 Always fun to be around. All of us in the Class of 76 send our condolences. Mark Mark Osler, March 26, 2008 Melodye brought her smile and positive attitude with her to work every day. Those of us who had the opportunity to work with her are better off today as a result of the time we got to spend with her. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bruce and her family. Melodye will be missed, but never forgotten and her legacy will love on forever. Monty Becton, March 26, 2008 Melodye was an exceptional star at Gleneagles. She was always upbeat and charming. Even my out of town guest at the Highland Fling always commentated on her lively and fun demeanor. She will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt sympathy to her family. Carol & John Simion, March 26, 2008 We have many fond memories of Melodye from high school. My wife, Brenda (Kincade)Mayberry, and I cherished Melodye's friendship. Melodye was such a great person and friend. She had a personality and drive that was contageous to all who came into contact with her. Both Brenda and I are of heavy heart to hear of Melodye's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. God claimed another angel in Melodye. Gary & Brenda Mayberry, March 26, 2008 I will remember Melodye as a strong vibrant woman with a wicked sense of humor and an odd attraction to golf courses. When I was with her I was warmed by her enthusiasm, and her love for her family, meaning the dogs, and Bruce, too! When Bruce and Melodye moved to Texas, it was my and Iowa's loss (and the pheasants' gain). Sarah Garst, West Des Moines, IA Sarah Garst, March 26, 2008 Bruce & Family - My deepest sympathies as you grieve over the loss of Melodye. You are in our prayers. Mike [AKA, 'Wally']... Mike Wellman, March 26, 2008 Sorry to hear about Melodye. We enjoyed her positive enthusiastic attitude toward her work throughout the years. She will be missed al all. Thinking of you during this time. Gary & Joan Kirke, March 26, 2008 Melodye, I remember you as always the prettiest and sweetest girl in school, with the most beautiful smilt I'd ever seen. Everyone looked up to you and considered you their friend. I can't imagine you ever had an enemy. You'll always have a special place in my memory since in the 5th grade you were my first "girlfriend"! We even traded friendship rings. 40 years ago!--gosh, seems like just yesterday! Rest in peace, I'm certain you're in God's hands. Wendell Hunt Wendell Hunt, March 26, 2008 We're so very sorry for your loss. What a shock it must've been to your family. We're next door neighbors to Alice (Melodye's mom) and friends to Michelle & Jim and family in Glenwood. Please know that your family is in our prayers daily. Dick & Marcia Cain Dick & Marcia Cain, March 26, 2008 Melodye, We will miss your smile. Thanks for the memories that you created while on earth. Thank you God for lending us such an awesome person. Star Garcia Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa, Fl Star Garcia, March 26, 2008 I used to tell Melodye that she was a beautiful melody to the ears when she would call. Truth is, she was a beautiful melody to the heart of everyone who knew her. She touched many lives in a positive way in her short time here and her memories will continue to sing for the years to come. I will miss her. All of my sympathy and love to those closest to her. Godspeed Melodye Love, Tristan Tristan Moore, March 25, 2008 Melodye will be missed so very much by her neighbors. Her smile and laugh were so wonderful and we all loved her. To Bruce, I hope and pray for comfort in all the memories of her amazing life. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand. Becky Serman Becky Serman, March 25, 2008 I was very sad to hear the news that Melodye has passed away. I have not seen her in many years but her beautiful warm smile always came to mind whenever I would think of her or when classmates asked about her. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends during this sad and difficult time. Christine Lee Pazderka (Mathias), March 25, 2008 Bruce: I worked with Melodye on the membership committee at Glen Oaks and at the Metropolitan Club. I was shocked to see the email as I have kept in touch with her and spoke to her in January. She had an incredible zest for life and fantastic ability to always see the positive side of situations. I always enjoyed "catching up" with her and hearing what was going on in the Club Corp world. My thougts and prayers are with you. The world could use more people like Melodye. Craig Johnson, March 25, 2008 To Melodye's Family~ It hurts my heart to hear that Melodye is gone. I'm sending hugs from Iowa for all! Shelly (Young) Lewis Class of '77 Shelly (Young) Lewis, March 25, 2008 Our condolences to Bruce. What a tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. From Jenny's parents in Iowa Pam & Gary Wolfe, March 25, 2008 Bruce: I was shocked and saddened to see Melodye's obituary this morning--I want to tell you how sorry I am and wish I could be there in person to convey my condolences. I have such fond memories of you and Melodye and feel just terrible about your loss. Please know that you, as well as the rest of the family, are in my thoughts and prayers. Stephanie Floyd Larson, March 25, 2008 Bruce I am in shock....please know you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kate Galligan, March 25, 2008 SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MELODY. OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. JIM & KATHY WAMBERG MELODY'S COUSIN KATHLEEN & JIM WAMBERG, March 25, 2008 I worked with Melodye at ClubCorp and so sadden to hear of her sudden death. She was such a happy, positive, vivacious person to be around. She was extremely conscientious and had her members and club manager in the front of her mind at all times. We often talked of her love of crafts, especially quilting. Her talents were endless ... I am happy to have known her and will cherish the time we had together and positive impact she had on my life. Tammy Fulcher, March 25, 2008 So sorry we couldn't be there and we are so sorry for you loss. We will miss Melodye. She was great at making people laugh. Love, Amey, Stewart, Makenna and Jordan Amey Wahl, March 25, 2008 May God bless Bruce and all of Melodye's family. She will be missed by all who worked with her. Matt Mitchell, March 25, 2008 To the Family of Melodye.....My husband and I met and got to know Melodye, as members of Glen Oaks Country Club. Melodye was a fabulous person!! She was always very professional, but with a warm personality and smile. We certainly want to pass on our condolences to her husband and family. With our sympathy, Vicki and LeRoy Plank Vicki Plank, March 25, 2008