A private memorial service for Melanie Hunter Newsome, 36, Lawrence, was Wednesday. She was cremated.
Ms. Newsome died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 13, 1964, in Lawton, Okla., the daughter of James A. and Cynthia H. Newsome. She graduated from Sandia High School, Albuquerque, N.M., and attended New Mexico State University, Kansas University and Friends University, Topeka.
Ms. Newsome worked for National Computer Systems, Lawrence, and volunteered at Lawrence Humane Society.
Survivors include her parents and a brother, James Blair Newsome, Albuquerque, N.M.
The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Humane Society.