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Meldean (Boyd) Brodie went home to be with her Heavenly Father on the 28th day of November 2013. Meldean was born in Sallisaw, Oklahoma on October 24, 1924 to Rose (Kuykendall) Boyd and Gus Boyd. She was the second born of three sisters. Meldean was an honor roll student at Central High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was an excellent writer and her essays won state recognition. Her penmanship was beautiful. She was also a talented artist. She used pencil and drew very intricate portrait drawings of her family. She and her sisters were also very talented singers, singing beautiful ballads to their families. While working at Camp Gruber in Oklahoma during World War II, she met Harry G. Brodie. He was in the Army and was stationed there for a short time. They wrote while he was away fighting in WWII. They married in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 4, 1946. They had three children. She was employed by and retired from the El Paso Police Department where she was the secretary to the Assistant Chief of Police. She was a wonderful wife and mother. We will miss her terribly, but also know in our hearts she is now peaceful and whole again with her mother, father, and her sister, Cleo, who have been waiting for her. We love you Mama, Grama, and Oma. You will forever be in our hearts, and we will look forward to seeing you again in heaven. Meldean is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harry Brodie. Her children: Lynette Brodie, Mark Brodie, and Dee Anne Mathis; her grandchildren, DeeAnna Underhill and Shiloh Whitaker and her great granddaughter, Cheyenne Underhill. Also, her baby sister, Norma J. Long and her husband Kenneth Long and their children. A Celebration of her Life will be on Sunday, December 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 5729 Burning Tree Drive, El Paso, Texas.

Published in El Paso Times from Dec. 14 to Dec. 21, 2013
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