Melissa N. Stevenson

May 13, 2020
Stevenson, Melissa


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3146 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50702


Melissa Nadine Stevenson, 41, of Waterloo died at home of health complications on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

She was born on September 16, 1978 in Iowa City; the daughter of Todd and Rachella Stevenson. 

Melissa graduated from Independence High School and earned her Associates of Arts degree from Hawkeye Community College.

She worked as an industrial seamstress at Waterloo Tent & Awning and Powers Manufacturing. Melissa was also involved with the Human Rights Coalition. 

Survived by: mother, Rachella Stevenson of Waterloo; father, Todd Stevenson of Independence; husband, Dylan Armstrong of Waterloo; her children, Lennon Stevenson and Chamberlain Armstrong both at home; brother, Jacob (Courtney) Stevenson of Cedar Falls; sister, Alexandria Stevenson of Waterloo; brother, Chace Brunson of Waterloo; brother, Beau Brunson of Waterloo; maternal grandparents, Larry and Nadine Werkmeister of Elk Run Heights; uncles and aunts, Michael Moore, Anthony (Mabel) Stevenson, Brian (Toni) Werkmeister, Brad (Shelly) Werkmeister; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceded in death by: son, Dylan Stevenson; and paternal grandmother, Peggy Stevenson. 

Melissa was the rock and matriarch of her family. She loved spending time with family and friends. She organized reunions and holiday gatherings. She was free spirit who never met a stranger and welcomed everyone with open arms. The world will truly be less without her joy.

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  1. Amanda Mejia | May 18, 2020
    She was a wonderful free spirited person whom I enjoyed my childhood with. I was started to connect with her more often but not as much as I would have liked.  She will always be my birthday buddy and thanks girl for the beautiful memories. My heart goes out to all of her family at this time, trust me when I say losing someone you love isn't easy but with time all wounds heal.
  2. William M. Bouska | May 17, 2020

    Dear Dylan, Lennon and Chamberlin,

    We are so very sorry that you lost your,wife,and mom. We wish we could be there to give you at least the comfort of lots of hugs and listen to the stories you might tell of the love she had for you and you all for her. Please know you are in our prayers as always.

    Much love and hugs to you all,

    Uncle Bill and Aunt Polly

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