Melanie Dale Alford of Katy, Texas was born March 23, 1950 and passed on to be with our Lord on August 17, 2019 at the age of 69 after a short battle with cancer.
She was born in Waco, Texas and at an early age, she moved to Liberty, Texas as her father took a job with the city of Liberty as city secretary and her mother worked for many years for local attorney Brad Pickett. Melanie was a Liberty High School Graduate, class of 1968, where she was a member of the band and a twirler. After graduation, she attended Stephen F. Austin University for a short time before returning to Liberty to marry and start a family. She remained a resident of Liberty, Texas for most of her adult life.
Melanie spent most of her career as an executive assistant in various fields including the medical field and in local government capacities. She was an avid reader and fan of Jeopardy. She loved crossword puzzles of all types and was a self-proclaimed disco queen who loved everything 70’s and 80’s related. After her retirement in 2015, she vowed to spend as much time as she could with her grandchildren and enjoy life. She did just as she promised.
Melanie is survived by her mother, Norma Alford of Austin; brother, Alex of Austin; children, Dale Bagwell and his wife Elizabeth of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Meredith and her husband Timothy Koontz of Katy, Texas.
She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Patrick, Kayde, Makenzie, Joshua, Cason, Jaxon, Sonia, Kaleigh, Sidney, Benjamin and Jacob; a sister-in-law, Terry Alford and nephew Zachary Alford, both of Nashville, Tennessee. Melanie also has a host of close lifelong friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Alford and brother, Leonard Joe Alford.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy Texas, with Chaplain Daniel Schramm officiating.
Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1344 W. Grand Parkway South, Katy, Texas 77494, (281) 391-2424.