OBITUARY

Melinda J. Strader

February 13, 1956January 29, 2019
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Melinda Jean Strader, age 62 of Arlington, passed away on January 29, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born on February 13, 1956 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the daughter of Donald and Laura (Medford) Altizer. Melinda married the love of her life, Jimmie Strader and together they celebrated 26 beautiful years of marriage.

Melinda graduated from LD Bell High School in Hurst and she worked for Trans-American Real Estate Tax Services. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, loved TV and movies, camping, the outdoors and watching the Texas Rangers. Melinda was a woman with a heart of gold, always helping people and never met a stranger she couldn’t talk to. Her love for animals was just as important as her friendships. If you were her friend or a stray animal there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for you.

Melinda is survived by her husband Jimmie; sisters Kathleen Smith, Marilyn Moffett and husband Bob, and Marcia Altizer; nephews Jarrett Coulson and wife Kimberly, and Darren Smith and wife Daniela; nieces Shannon Johnson Glaser and Rachelle Moffett Boyd and husband Chris.

Melinda’s greatest joy in life was spending time with and spoiling her great nieces, nephews and Godson: Magdalena, Claudio, Aston, Lorenza, Kohen and Godson Connor Jennings. The children all adored her, she was their 2nd grandmother. Melinda was survived by a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Melinda’s life will be at 1:30pm on Saturday, February 9 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, Melinda’s wish was donations to be made in her honor to the American Association for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Arlington Humane Society. https://arlingtonhumanesociety.org/donations

Please join us for a celebration of life after at Ray and Linda's house. 1901 San Jacinto, Arlington, Tx 76012

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Catherine Robare

February 10, 2019

Marilyn Moffett

February 8, 2019

I can't begin to explain how much I will miss my sister and friend Melinda. She was always there for me and I tried to be there for her. I still pick up the phone and just want to talk to her one more time. She was kind, generous, loving and a decent person. I know she has been in pain these last few months, but selfishly I wanted her to tough it out and stay with us. She isn't hurting anymore.

Every time we were ending a conversation I would say "I love you" and she ALWAYS said "I love you more". We will meet again in heaven baby sister.

I love you Melinda

Cathy Hailey

February 6, 2019

Melinda was a sweet sweet lady. I’m blessed to have met her through my sister Toni. Melinda had the biggest heart and was such a blessing to my family. When my daughter had her back surgery she needed a new bed... Melinda went and bought her one.

Melinda will be missed! ❤️❤️❤️

john sommers

February 3, 2019

with deepest regret I will be unable to attend the service and celebration of Melinda's life..i will be out of the country that day, but my thoughts and prayers will be with Melinda and her family and all her and our friends...

john sommers

February 3, 2019

Melinda was always there for everyone else...Melinda was always at our of our softball games giving her full support and often filming our games for our future enjoyment...when she played on our coed teams she always tried her best...
and at our lake house we all frequented many years ago, Melinda was the CEO,CFO,and jefe/boss at all of our parties...she was the mother for all of us at the lakehouse...she would shop for groceries and cook for the entire crew...and the food was ALWAYS good...
and Melinda always did everything with a smile and asking for nothing in return...
Melinda was unique in many ways and will be missed by many...
God bless you...

with love...john

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Biography

Melinda Jean Strader, age 62 of Arlington, passed away on January 29, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born on February 13, 1956 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the daughter of Donald and Laura (Medford) Altizer. Melinda married the love of her life, Jimmie Strader and together they celebrated 26 beautiful years of marriage.

Melinda graduated from LD Bell High School in Hurst and she worked for Trans-American Real Estate Tax Services. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, loved TV and movies, camping, the outdoors and watching the Texas Rangers. Melinda was a woman with a heart of gold, always helping people and never met a stranger she couldn’t talk to. Her love for animals was just as important as her friendships. If you were her friend or a stray animal there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for you.

Melinda is survived by her husband Jimmie; sisters Kathleen Smith, Marilyn Moffett and husband Bob, and Marcia Altizer; nephews Jarrett Coulson and wife Kimberly, and Darren Smith and wife Daniela; nieces Shannon Johnson Glaser and Rachelle Moffett Boyd and husband Chris.

Melinda’s greatest joy in life was spending time with and spoiling her great nieces, nephews and Godson: Magdalena, Claudio, Aston, Lorenza, Kohen and Godson Connor Jennings. The children all adored her, she was their 2nd grandmother. Melinda was survived by a host of family and friends.

A celebration of Melinda’s life will be at 1:30pm on Saturday, February 9 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, Melinda’s wish was donations to be made in her honor to the American Association for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Arlington Humane Society. https://arlingtonhumanesociety.org/donations