Melody A. Tempel
A celebration of life for lifelong Wiley area resident, Melody A. Tempel was held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Wiley United Methodist Church with Reverend T.L. Phillips officiating. Interment followed at the Wiley Cemetery.
Visitation for Melody was held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 1:00PM until 7:00PM at the Peacock Family Chapel.
Melody was born on July 28, 1947 at Lamar, Colorado to William McClellan and Alice Estelle (Schroeder) Nunnery and passed away on March 25, 2012 at her home in Big Bend with her family by her side at the age of 64.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Clell and Alice Nunnery, sister-in-law; Linda Nunnery, brother-in-law; Loren Tempel and sister; Brooke Nunnery.
Melody is survived by her husband of 31 years- Gale Tempel of the family home in Big Bend; by her sons- Adam (Staci) Tempel of Haxtun, CO and Jake (Cherie) Tempel of Wiley; and by six grandchildren- Tyler, Ryan and Maclin Tempel, Gavin Tempel, and Kyla and Bailey Dodson. She is also survived by her brother- David Nunnery of Littleton, CO; by her sister- Kim (Jack) Vanhook of Lamar; by one sister-in-law- Guyla Tempel of Big Bend, CO as well as her nieces and nephew- Corissa Vanhook of Pueblo; Katherine Vanhook of Colorado Springs; Michelle (Seth) Downs of Parker, CO; Christina (Kevin) Lutz also of Parker, CO; Curtis (Cathy) Tempel of Big Bend and Coleen (Danny) Tinnes of May Valley, CO; numerous other relatives also survive and many friends.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Wiley United Methodist Church and/or Lamar Area Hospice either direct or in care of the funeral home office.
To the Melody Temple family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Melody was my computer teacher in high school and was so kind to trust me with a school computer once, to learn a new program at home. I remember her as a helpful teacher and she was always kind and friendly when I ran into her around town.
Thoughts your way,
To members of the Tempel family: I started High Country Computers, an Apple Computer dealership, in Pueblo in 1983. Melody was a frequent customer and in the early days of personal computer popularity she and I saw the promise of the future of computer use. Melody was an inveterate fan of computers and her determination to utilize them was an encouragement to me and others. I was saddened to see of her passing, noted in the Pueblo Chieftain, but I couldn't help recalling the days when we first tried to figure out the vagaries of the new science. My condolences to the family who I'm sure will miss her determination, frustration and satisfaction with computer technology.
Charles (Chuck) Sekera
To the Melodie Nunnery family: We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You both were such good neighbors when we lived out there in Big Bend area. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
David and Sylvia LaCost
My deepest condolences to Gale and the rest of the Tempel family in this difficult time. I enjoyed every bit working with Melody in the laboratory at PMC years ago. She will be greatly missed.
You have been in our thoughts and prayers this past week as you and the boys go through this difficult time. We all were saddened to hear of the passing of Melody. The entire Tempel family is still a part of this Association. I still have those early editions of the Southdown Journal that Melody edited here in the office, and the stained glass work is placed on the filing cabinets for all to see here in the office. I admire the work done for the centennial celebration each day! Melody was so talented with her stained glass work.
Please know that we will continue to think of you and your family.
American Southdown Breeders' Association
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I am deeply saddened by your loss. I did Melody's hair for many years, and grew very close to her. She was a dear person and it is such a tragedy that she had to suffer with such a terrible illness.
I know how dear her family was to her. She always talked about her children, grandchildren,and nieces, with loving fondness. (And I think she would get a chuckle out of the stitches in Kims eyebrow! She would say something like "leave it to Kim")
I know she will be missed by all of you, and I know she will watch over you until you see her again.
Take care and if there is anything I can do for any of you, don't hesitate to call on me.
Much love to you,
Aunt Melody's very large dog held the attention of our two young sons! The addition of their
cousins gave one Grampa of four boys such pleasure. Happy memories, for sure.
We've always felt welcome in Melody's home, when she was part of our family and since. Our
nephews, Adam and Jake, are extra special to us.
Although plans to be there for you aren't working out, we acutely know the feelings of
loss and send our sympathy and love.
Bud and Gretchen
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tempel family at this most difficult time.
Chuck and Wendy Strzesak
I am sending an online condolince for the Temple Family in there loss of Melody. She was a nice woman and I will always remember the time all us kids had the Halloween party out at there house it was a nice time and she was a great host for us kids. My prayers are with the family in this time of loss. God Bless you all and will miss you.
"Mr Travis Collins & Lynna Collins
I remember as youngsters my Aunt Melody made for my brother Marc and I coveralls
that said "veterinarian" so that we could be like my dad and uncle. My deepest
sympathy and condolences to Adam and Jake Temple for the loss of your mother.