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Melaine Coralee (Bard) McNeely

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Melaine Coralee (Bard) McNeely Obituary
On July 15, 2014, our beloved Melanie Coralee Bard McNeely, wife, mother, sister, and relative, passed away with her family, relatives, and friends by her side after a prolonged battle with her health. Melanie was employed by the Quechan Tribe in various positions throughout her life, loved working for the Tribe and would have it no other way, until her health interrupted her employment.

Melanie had one priority in life and that was her family. Her greatest joy was in cultivating a loving, nurturing, environment for her family, in her home. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings particularly during the holidays. She was a great cook and her family enjoyed her lovingly prepared meals. She had an excellent relationship with her sons and daughter and experienced many joyous moments with them while on family trips. She is already missed by her family and will never be forgotten.

Melanie is survived by her husband, Bryant; sons, Christopher and Brendan; daughter, Bryeana McNeely; brothers, Jesus, Armando and Manuel Galindo, sisters; Refugia, Cecilia and Marilyn Galindo; "brothers of another mother", Stephen and Melvin Bounds; sister-in-law, Rosie Perez; numerous nieces and nephews. Melanie was preceded in death by her son, Bryant McNeely, Jr.; her mother, Marilyn Bard-Galindo; her nephew, Marcelino Alvarez Galindo; and her grandmother, Bernice Bard. Melanie's passing has left a gaping hole in the hearts of her family that will never be filled.

A viewing will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Yuma Mortuary, 551 W. 16th Street, Yuma. Followed by Quechan Tribal Rites at the Quechan Cry House beginning at 5:00 p.m. with cremation on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

Pallbearers: Bryant McNeely, Christopher McNeely, Brendan McNeely, Jesus Galindo, Armando Galindo, Manuel Galindo, Stephen Bounds, Melvin Bounds, Manasseh Galindo, Jesus Galindo Jr., Manuel Galindo III, Phillip Galindo, Nathaniel Arroyo, Mario Arroyo Jr., Alejandro Rosales, Daniel Bounds, Avran Bounds, Stephen Bounds Jr., Jonathan Bee Brown, Michael Limones, Michael Valenzuela, Peter Perez, Herman McNeely, John Estis, Keeny Escalanti Sr., Michael Jackson Sr.
Published in The Yuma Sun on July 22, 2014
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