Melanie Ann Pousard was born on November 8, 1950, in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California to Robert Clarence Haigh and Ann Victoria Fudali. She graduated from Franklin High School in Highland Park.She joined Bank of America, where she met the love of her life, Richard E. (Rick) Pousard. They were introduced by a mutual friend at a bank function. They were married on March 28, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1978, they were introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church) and were baptized in June of that year. They were sealed together for time and eternity in the Los Angeles Temple one year later.Melanie continued to work for Bank of America until the birth of their first child, Amanda Le, in 1980. Amanda was followed by two more children, Richard Eric Jr. (RJ) in 1982, and Anne Michelle in 1983. They lived in San Dimas, California for 17 years before moving to Glendora, California.Melanie was a devoted mother, wife, and homemaker, dedicating her time, her considerable talents, and her boundless love and energy to her family.In 2007, Rick retired from banking and he and Melanie moved to Cedar City. Melanie was noted for her organizational, creative, and domestic abilities, having owned a small catering business and publishing a book on wedding planning.Melanie, both in California and Cedar City, was active in the LDS Church with a special love for the Relief Society, having held several leadership and service positions.In Cedar City, she and Rick continued to look for opportunities to serve in the community so they ushered for the Utah Shakespeare Festival for 7 years.She is survived by her husband, Rick Pousard, her 3 children, Amanda (Jake) Ackerman, Annie (Dan) Chase, RJ (Danielle) Pousard, her brother Robert, and her 10 grandchildren.Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm (noon) with a viewing before from 10:00-11:30 am at the Cedar North Stake Center, 95 N 2125 W, Cedar City, Utah. Interment will be in the Riverton City Cemetery 1500 W 13200 S, Riverton, Utah, on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 am under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.