Melissa Kay (Stout) Walsh January 2, 1960 – February 1, 2013 Melissa Kay (Stout) Walsh, age 53, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 1, 2013. Born in Englewood, Colorado on January 2, 1960, to Donald and Sonja Stout, she was the sister of Michelle Ourada and Pennie Galt. She graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1978, and attended Bauder Fashion Design School for merchandising. Melissa married Larry Donald Walsh on March 7, 1981. After living in Grand Junction for several years, they moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1984, where they happily resided together for 29 years. Melissa was a member of Job's Daughters and Eastern Star. Melissa was a generous spirit who loved to help others. She was a passionate volunteer throughout her life, especially in her son's school. She and her husband served as Scout Leaders in the Cub Scouts, and she was a devoted caregiver for any of her friends or family who needed her help. She stayed busy through a variety of jobs in her life. She worked in banking for several years until the birth of her only child, Garrett, in 1986; after that, she was self-employed. Melissa began working for Century 21 in real estate in 2001. Her social nature and organizational skills along with her community involvement were pivotal in her husband Larry's tenure in public office in Loveland. Melissa was a devoted wife and mother who loved to travel and entertain others. Famous among her friends and colleagues for her excellent cooking and entertaining skills, her love of food and life will be sorely missed by all. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry; her son, Garrett; her father, Donald; her sisters, Michelle and Pennie, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church 3333 North Duffield Ave, Loveland, CO, with a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Larimer Humane Society, 5137 S. College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, 80525. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Feb. 7, 2013