August 22, 1960 - March 20, 2022
Melanie Armstrong, 61, formerly of Lexington, Ohio, died Sunday, March 20, 2022. Melanie was born to parents Bruce and Irma Armstrong on August 22, 1960. She graduated from Lexington Senior High School in 1978 and attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music in 1983.
After moving to Dallas, Texas, Melanie began her professional life as Company Manager of the Dallas Ballet. After several years with the Ballet, she went onto become House Manager of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the 10 best orchestral halls in the world. Melanie spent 23 years with the Meyerson before retiring. After her “retirement,” she was contacted by a longtime friend and entrepreneur who had acquired a new company, En Plein Air Pro, that manufactures and sells equipment to artists, world wide, who take their studios into the field. By conversations end, she was back in the art world as Company Manager.
Melanie is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Adolfine and Carl Czeskleba, Ray and Irene Armstrong, Aunt Hilda Czeskleba, Uncles Don and Walter Armstrong, and Aunt Margaret. She is survived by her sister Kim (Kirk) Pearson of Garland, Texas, several cousins and many beloved friends and co-workers.
A memorial will be held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow until 2:00 p.m. Melanie will be interred, next to her parents, in Ohio, in a graveside service in October 2022.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation (a non-profit foundation) at srfcure.org. Condolences or memories for the family may be sent to 6005 Waterway Drive, Garland, Texas 75043. Tributes for the day of the memorial may be sent to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201.