The terrible news of Melanie’s passing was shared on social media, and we’re doing our best to notify everyone Melanie touched, taught, encouraged, and mentored. The announcement below was written by Melanie’s husband, Robert Ham on January 12th.
Melanie Ham (1985-2022)
|It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness I share the news of the passing of my sweet, amazing, beautiful wife Melanie. If you’ve been following our journey I’m sure you were, like us, hopeful she could defeat this insidious disease. Over the past few months things have been progressively getting worse and we’re thankful that we made it to this point through the holidays and tried to make every moment count. We are short 9 days of our 16 year anniversary. My family, our doctors, our nurses and especially Melanie fought until the end and did all we could do to avoid today, but that is not our path. Let me reassure all those rooting for us, Melanie fought like a warrior queen.|
Despite the deep grief my family and I feel today we want to celebrate an amazing woman and a life well-lived. She loved passionately, created beautifully, provided abundantly and was my best friend all the way to the end.
There will be more details about a ceremony shortly (see below). Please feel free to share your own photos, memories, and projects of Melanie that inspired you through the years. She was an extraordinary woman and God has another beautiful angel. She can now walk and sing, and dance in a way her body did not allow over the last few months. She relied on her faith in Jesus all the way to the end and she will always be with me.
I’m so immensely grateful for the gifts and messages and especially prayers, thank you. I’m so thankful for our amazing family, her parents Don and Lisa and their wonderful spouses Larry and Belinda, for my parents and my sister’s family, and all of our close friends walking this journey with us. She was so loved.
Peace and love to you all, hug those you love today, put up a toast of Bourbon (her favorite, that she hasn’t partaken in during her journey), and say a prayer for my beautiful, strong children.
A Celebration of Life
In Loving Memory of Melanie K Ham – June 29, 1985 ~ January 12, 2022
Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00am
Crossroads Community Church
25300 Rye Canyon Rd
Valencia, CA 91355
Colorful attire encouraged
Live stream: https://www.lifeatcrossroads.org/eventstreamtream
Melanie Ham – YouTube Content Creator & Teacher
It’s our hope that Melanie’s online content provides each of us with perpetual opportunities to hear her encouraging voice, follow the instructions demonstrated with her lovely hands – and her forever-young face – as she teaches us new skills.
If you’re searching for ways to donate or contribute to Robert and their children, you can subscribe to her YouTube channel, make your usual amazon purchases through Amazon links on her blog, or purchase one of her courses.
The crafting community has been an angora yarn lining in a quilted wrap around our family’s grieving hearts. Your stories about the way Melanie’s tutorials built skills that calmed anxiety, polished self-esteem, and opened a conduit for handmade gift-giving have helped us all tremendously. Thank you for that.
Please remember her, and make something with your hands. Sprinkle love on your family and friends.
All the Best to You,
Belinda (Melanie’s step-mom)