Melanie Rose Wagner, 21, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 near Polo.
Melanie was born Nov. 20, 1991 in Albuquerque, N.M., the daughter of Steven and Penny (Webb) Wagner.
She graduated from Manzano High School in the Class of 2010.
Melanie was a student at Central New Mexico Community College.
She acquired her EMTI certification and was planning to begin Paramedic School next year.
Melanie brought smiles to her patrons and coworkers while working as a server at Cracker Barrel.
Melanie is survived by her parents, Steve and Penny Wagner, Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Jay Wagner, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandfather, William Wagner; aunts and uncles, Michael and (Carrie) Wagner, Greg and (Jane) Wagner, Teresa Olsen; and cousins, Eric Compton, and Jason and Kelly Wagner.
Melanie was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Nancy (Yount) Schmidt and Robert and Shirley (Francl) Webb.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Polo Church of the Brethren, 401 S. Congress Ave., Polo.
A memorial service will be held in Albuquerque, N.M., later this year.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her name.
To send condolences visit www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com.
Polo Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.