May 3, 1969--Dec. 4, 2010
MAX, Nebraska -- Melissa Kaye Harvey, 41, died Saturday (Dec. 4, 2010), at Benner Estrella Health Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
She was born May 3, 1969, in Burlington, Colorado to James R. and Maryann E. (Kalb) Harvey. She lived with her family in Max, Nebraska and was a graduate of Benkelman High School in 1987.
She was married to Lawrence Jones and lived in Enid, Oklahoma. After their divorce, she met Douglas Ellison, and they were engaged to be married on Christmas.
She worked as a respiratory therapist in pediatrics at St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and younger brother, Andrew.
She is survived by her brother, Steven Harvey of North Platte, Nebraska; sister, Martha DeWeese and husband, Buddy of Axtell, Nebraska; and her fiancÚ, Douglass Ellison of Phoenix.
Memorial services are Saturday, 2 p.m. MDT, at the Max Community Center with the Rev. Vernon Whetstone officiating. There will be a private inurnment at a later date.
The family suggests casual attire, and asks friends to join them.
Memorials will be accepted for later designation.
Cards can be sent to Martha DeWeese, P.O. Box 254, Axtell, NE 68924.
Forch Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.