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Melinda Tuttle


1957 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Melinda Tuttle Obituary
Melinda Lee Powell Tuttle, wife of Dr. Charles L. Tuttle of Mesquite, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Graveside service: Private. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mansfield Funeral Home. Memorials: Those choosing may send donations to the Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103. Melinda was born Sept. 28, 1957, in Fort Worth to Margie and Edwin Powell. She grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Southwest High School. For over 36 years Melinda was a gifted teacher of chemistry and physics at high schools in Mesquite, Dallas and Opelika, Ala. Her last 19 years were spent at Mesquite High School. Melinda graduated with a bachelor's of science from Texas A&M and a master's of science from Auburn University. She was a very family-oriented person and an avid reader. Melinda was preceded in death by her father, Edwin D. Powell; and her father-in-law, Charles E. Tuttle. Survivors: In addition to her husband, Melinda is survived by her daughters, Nicole Tuttle and Melissa Tuttle; mother, Margie Powell Alexander; her brother, Dr. Dan Powell and wife, Debbie; her mother-in-law, Kathlyn Tuttle; sister-in-law, Kathy Nicks and husband, Bill; nieces and nephews, Jason and Kersti, Alex and Anne, Adrienne, Kyle and Aubrey; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Aug. 19, 2014
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