It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the death of our beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Melanie Anne Goins, 28. She was welcomed into the gates of heaven on Nov. 18, 2012. Melanie was born in Las Cruces, N.M. on April, 25, 1984 to Steve and Shirley Goins. Growing up, she loved everything and everyone around her. In Melanie's early years, she enjoyed going on vacations with her parents and sister. She was so passionate about going on family vacations, especially the Disney ones. Her favorite ride was Pirates of the Caribbean. Melanie experienced the magic and wonders that the world had to offer through the eyes of children and looked forward to recreating that magic with her sister Ashley for her niece Analisa. She was excited about seeing her niece's expressions when experiencing things for the first time. Melanie graduated from Las Cruces High School in 2002. She loved to watch movies and had a big movie collection. She had all the pirate movies and even got a pirate tattoo. She was passionate about so many things in life including family, friends, animals, tigers and anything Disney. Her visits to the ocean inspired a desire for her to be closer to it. She loved animals, was an active member at the New Life Church and was very spiritual. Melanie had so much love for her family and friends and was always willing to help out when she was needed. She is survived by her parents Steve and Shirley Goins, her sister Ashley Goins and niece Analisa Parra. Melanie was preceded in death by her grandmothers Claudie Goins and Anneliese Caswell. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her. The only blessing at this time is that she is now at peace. She is loved so much and will never be forgotten. A visitation will be Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Getz Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. also at Getz Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Foster officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Inurnment of cremains will be at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home and Getz Family Crematory, corner of Solano and Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM. 526-2419. To sign our local online guest book go to www.GetzCares.com.