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Melody Locke

April 13, 1961 ~ July 13, 2017 (age 56)

Melody Locke, age 56, passed away at The Pines in Lyndon on July 13, 2017, with her sister by her side.  Melody was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on April 13, 1961, daughter to David and Jean (Piper) Locke.  She grew up in Concord, VT. At home, she was the one seen chopping and stacking wood, shoveling the driveway, would work on her own car and even installed her own stereo.  In high school, she played softball and the trumpet in the high school band. She graduated from Concord High School, Class of 1979.  Tragically, on December 9, 1981, Melody was involved in a car accident that, beginning in 1986, necessitated her residing at The Pines until her death. Melody loved children and her face would light up when her great nieces and nephew came to visit. 

Melody loved baseball and coffee. Before her father passed away they would spend endless hours watching baseball.  When her mother moved into the Pines they spent time together. She was known to always have either a cup of coffee or a Diet Coke going.  She was very well loved at The Pines and often thought she ran the place.

She is survived by her sister: Kimberly Russell and husband, Tim, of St. Johnsbury, VT; a brother: Randy Locke of VT; her aunt: Betty Unger of CA; her uncle: Sonny Piper of CA; 3 nieces: Christina Locke, Trish Russell-Copping (husband Nick) and Maranda Locke; 1 nephew: Kristopher Russell; 6 great-nieces and nephews: Kayden, Delia, Claire, David, Maggie, and Kane; and several cousins.

Melody was predeceased by her father, David Irving Locke, in 2005, and her mother, Jean Rae Locke, in 2015.

Friends may call on the family on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 6 – 8 PM at Sayles Funeral Home on Summer St. in St. Johnsbury, VT.  Burial will be private at Grove Cemetery in East St. Johnsbury, VT.

Donations may be made in Melody’s name to The Pines Activities Fund, 601 Red Village Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

'Resident Activity Fund' at The Pines
601 Red Village Road, Lyndonville VT 05851

 Service Information

July 19, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sayles Funeral Home
525 Summer Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

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