MELANIE ANN BRUNNER Melanie Ann Brunner of Tesuque, NM passed away on Thursday, April 4, after many years of bravely fighting a neurological illness under the care of her loving husband, J. Terrence Brunner. She was born in Chicago, IL, to Francis and Cecilia Marley. The family moved to Indianapolis, IN where she graduated from St. Agnes's Academy. She went on to graduate from Averett College in Danville, VA and became a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. While she was with Delta, she met and married Terry, and they celebrated their 47th anniversary together last December. She lived in Winnetka for 30 years with her husband, Jules Terrence Brunner, Executive Director of the Better Government Association. Melanie loved to travel, and in 1986, after years at home being a wonderful mother, started an almost 20 year career as a manager and travel agent with the Travel 100 group in Winnetka, IL. She was active in the Junior League of Chicago as an Art Docent in the Chicago Public Schools. She enjoyed working with the Brookefield Zoo as a Women's Board member. She is preceded in death by her father, Francis; mother, Cecilia; step-mother, Margaret; and sister, Cynthia. She is survived by her loving and caring husband, J. Terrence Brunner of Santa Fe, NM; her children: Mark, Terry, Brooke; and five wonderful grandchildren: Alex, Caroline, Audrey, Bennett and Marlo. A memorial service will be held at San Isidro Mission Church In Tesuque on May 4th, 2013 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cure PSP Foundation 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031. 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900