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   Melody Monaco, age 50, of Thornton, Colorado, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012, at her daughter's home in Missouri following a courageous battle with cancer.

     Melody was born July 14, 1961 at Laurel, Mississippi, the youngest of the eleven children of Fred and Stella (Ward) Ainsworth.  On April 18, 1990, in Indiana, she married Louis Monaco. In 2005 they moved to Thornton, Colorado.  In addition to being a wonderful homemaker and cook, Melody worked as a receptionist and bookkeeper in a doctor's office.  Her giving nature and kind heart were felt by the many people she helped as a volunteer in food pantries and homeless shelters.  Melody imparted love and life skills to her own children as well as many other lives she touched  as a Sunday school teacher and mentor.

     Survivors include her husband of nearly 22 years, Louis, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan & Lashelle Kincaid of Denver; three daughters, Tiffany Jaramillo, Jessica Kincaid, Thornton, Colorado and Yvonne Kincaid, Blue Springs, Missouri; five brothers, Earl and Roy Ainsworth of Louisiana, and Larry, Carl and Benjamin Knight of Alabama; five sisters, Erima Knight, Alabama, Debbie Aylaian, New Hampshire, Brenda Ainsworth, Colorado, Sadie Smith, and Linda Chambers, Louisiana; and eight grandchildren, Ryan, Charles, Katelin, Jack, Autumn, Elizabeth, Alexander, and Jonathan.  Melody was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ernie and Fred Ainsworth; and a sister, Sandra Kay.

     Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 13th at Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Petersen officiating.  Burial will be in Mill Creek Methodist Church Cemetery in Laurel, Mississippi.


#4 Kansas City, MissouriYvonne 2012-11-19 13:14
Mom, I miss you. I called your phone, hoping to hear your voice again. I try to keep you alive in sweet memories. I know we will see each other again in heaven.
#3 Denver, CODennis Atencio 2012-06-08 21:56
We knew Melody and was very fond of her and saw her battle through, not complaining just keeping her sweet smile and good attitude. My thoughts and prayers are with her and Louis and the rest of the family even today. We got to enjoy a camping adventure in the Colorado Mountains and sit along side while watching her hubby box. Miss her!
#2 San Antonio, TXChristine Williams 2012-03-26 21:15
Though I didn't know Melody, It seems she was a very couragous person. I am her distant cousin through the Ainsworth Lineage. I send my sincere and heart felt condolences to Melody's family and friends. May you find peace in your hearts through all the wonderful memories you have of her. May got lift you up in your time of sorrow!RIP Sweet Melody!
#1 Patricia McFadden 2012-02-13 08:09
To the Family.

You have my deepest sympathy.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God keep you.

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