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Melissa Ann Birtzer

June 9, 1970 ~ November 20, 2012 (age 42)
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A candle was lit by I miss you. Cricket Harris on November 20, 2019 9:54 AM
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A candle was lit by Cynthia Wood on July 27, 2019 10:50 PM
Message from Cricket Harris
July 25, 2019 8:35 AM

I still think of you often and miss you. I wish you were still here my friend.
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A candle was lit by Cricket on July 25, 2019 8:32 AM
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A candle was lit by christine vargas on April 12, 2014 9:57 PM
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A candle was lit by christine vargas aguilera on April 12, 2014 9:56 PM
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Message from Winslow Fredriksson
March 6, 2013 11:40 AM

I served with Melissa in England '89-'91. She was always smiling, happy and fun to be around! My prayers are with all who were fortunate enough to know and love her!
Winslow Fredriksson
Message from James Barton
March 6, 2013 6:27 AM

Very shocked and saddened. To an old friend and all the great memories we had together... you will always be in my thoughts and prayers! RIP Melis. JB
Message from Jeffery Goggin
February 24, 2013 1:40 PM

Hello my name is Jeffery Goggin and I served with Shawn in aviano and met his wonderful wife, Melissa. I am shocked into tears writing this because I met a very beautiful and happy couple then, my heart goes out to her family and Shawn.

Sincerely,
Jeffery a.k.a A1C Goggin
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A candle was lit by Judy Meehan on January 14, 2013 5:02 PM
Kathy, Buck and Jeff, it has been such a long, long time since my days at Nielsen's! Even so, I remember those days so fondly, mostly because of Kathy, Teri, JoAnne, Nancy, Karen, and the rest of 'em... My Nielsen memories also include a very young girl who occasionally would visit the office. It must have been that smile of hers, but I swear, whenever Missy came in, it felt as though the sun came in with her. And this is the way I will always remember her. My love and prayers for strength and healing go out to you all.
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A candle was lit by Julie Lamberti on December 29, 2012 6:55 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 26, 2012 8:44 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 21, 2012 12:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 20, 2012 7:30 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 18, 2012 6:55 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 13, 2012 9:23 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 12, 2012 8:18 AM
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A candle was lit by Pam Fuller on December 12, 2012 5:38 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 11, 2012 4:49 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 10, 2012 5:53 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on December 5, 2012 9:34 AM
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Message from The MacMaster
November 30, 2012 9:50 PM

We haven't communicated in such a long time, and it is sad to make the contact under these circumstances. We (Jim, Teri, Tim & Michelle) were remembering the good times in Townsend with our special families (Ovaska, Ashe, Kyles, Daigle, Roberts) and the kids (the herd). The kids were always being on their best behavior (yeah right) but the best group when together. Grief is hard, but the good memories are going to come back and remember you have friends who are there for you and love you. We will be here for you should you need anything, and you will be in our hearts and prayers, as always.

Jim & Teri MacMaster, Tim MacMaster, Michelle MacMaster
Message from Kathy Meehan Goreham
November 30, 2012 7:21 AM

Kathy, Buck and Jeff.
I just heard about Missy and I couldn't be any more shocked or saddened. My heart goes out to you all. You will all be in my prayers. That smile will go on forever.
Best to you all and Missy's husband and children. Kathy Meehan Goreham
Message from Brenda Fox
November 30, 2012 2:04 AM

Melissa was an special lady with an infectious smile. She was an amazing mother, nurse and friend. I will always remember working nights with Melissa at WPAFB and sharing good coffee and lots of laughs. Your memory will remain in my heart forever. May you rest in peace my friend. My prayers to the family for your loss.
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November 30, 2012 1:55 AM

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November 30, 2012 1:53 AM

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Message from Brenda Fox
November 30, 2012 1:48 AM

Melissa was a special lady with an infectious smile. She was and amazing mother, nurse, and friend. I miss our nights working together at WPAFB on the MIU and sharing good coffee and many laughs. I will miss you my friend. May you rest in peace. Many prayers for the family.
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A candle was lit by Sean LaPlante on November 29, 2012 6:48 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Melissa at Wright-Patt AFB for six years. She was a very friendly, cheerful, & always smiling. I hope her memory will continue to warm your family's heart as time passes on. My family & I wish you all the best. May God watch over your family & Melissa's spirit.
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A candle was lit by Clara Jackson on November 29, 2012 7:19 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on November 29, 2012 5:51 AM
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A candle was lit by Judith Braden on November 28, 2012 7:40 PM
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A candle was lit by Julie Jackson Lamberti on November 28, 2012 4:40 PM
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A candle was lit by Elena Cimolai on November 28, 2012 12:47 PM
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A candle was lit by Barbara Farina on November 28, 2012 11:57 AM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on November 28, 2012 7:03 AM
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Message from Stacie Helm
November 27, 2012 1:29 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Melissa at WPAFB. She was a very detail oriented nurse. She was encouraging to me as another mom. There were not that many of us moms working there at that time. It was nice to have someone just a little farther ahead of me on that road to work with. I remember long phone conversations after my first baby was born and her encouragement after the second one. Our family is praying for peace and comfort for you all right now as well as a strong support system to carry you through this time.
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November 27, 2012 1:18 PM

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A candle was lit by Christy (Mylar) Godbee-Awe on November 27, 2012 11:04 AM
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Message from Linda Gilbert
November 27, 2012 6:46 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of Melissa. May God give you all comfort and strength now and in the days to come. What a happy time it will be when all suffering and death will be done away with. Revelation 21:3,4
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on November 27, 2012 5:03 AM
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Message from Steven D. Harmon
November 26, 2012 7:10 PM

Shawn, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know words don't help right now, but know that you are not alone and that you have old forgotten friends that care for you.

Steve Harmon
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A candle was lit by Theresa D. Rodriguez on November 26, 2012 4:17 PM
Melissa you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Col Theresa Rodriguez
November 26, 2012 3:51 PM

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A candle was lit by Irina Sokolova on November 26, 2012 3:23 PM
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A candle was lit by Cricket Harris on November 26, 2012 1:52 PM
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Message from Nikki Tucker
November 26, 2012 8:23 AM

Melissa, it was so wonderful knowing you if only for a little while. My thoughts are with your family.

Nikki Tucker
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A candle was lit by Kourtney Tapnio on November 26, 2012 8:17 AM
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Message from Cheryl Weeden
November 26, 2012 12:33 AM

What a great pleasure to have worked with you. You were an outstanding officer, a fantastic nurse, a wonderful mother and wife and a true friend. I treasure my memories of those endless long night-shits that we worked together and our bottomless pot of coffee. RIP Melissa let the angels take care of you now xx
Message from Cheryl Weeden
November 26, 2012 12:22 AM

What a great pleasure to have worked with you, you were an outstanding officer, an amazing nurse, a fantastic mother and a wonderful friend. I treasure those memories of our long night-shifts helped along with our bottomless pot of coffee. RIP Melissa let the angels take care of you now x
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November 26, 2012 12:11 AM

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A candle was lit by Cheryl Weeden on November 26, 2012 12:09 AM
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November 25, 2012 10:06 PM

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A candle was lit by Pamela Brewer on November 25, 2012 9:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Linda Stanley on November 25, 2012 6:29 PM
I don't have words still even though it has been several days. I worked with Melissa in Sacile and we kept in touch over the years. She will always be smiling in my eyes. I talked with her several times while she was deployed and she always encouraged me for the journey I have am now on as a Nurse Practitioner in mental health since retiring. Shawn and boys...your wife and mother was a treasure to many of us in the Nurse Corp. We really are a small group of people...she will be missed. Rest in peace my friend, Linda Stanley
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A candle was lit by Mary Stapel Rees on November 25, 2012 6:15 PM
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November 25, 2012 2:06 PM

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Message from amy smith
November 24, 2012 2:58 PM

Melissa,
I was so blessed to have you in my life. You got me through our deployment with many laughs, tears and memories. I would write them here but there is not enough space to put them. You had an amazing smile that would light up anyone's worst day. You were an amazing mom to your boys, always up so early to talk to them on Skype and sending them things so they would remember you and know how much you loved them. Dana and I are trying our hardest to be strong because I know that is what you would want, but it has been hard. You were and still are such an important part of our lives and you seem to be present in almost every single thought. We will all work together to take care of your family and pray that they may soon find peace. My comfort is in knowing that I will see you again, my dear Battle Buddy. XXOO
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November 24, 2012 7:38 AM

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November 23, 2012 8:03 PM

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November 23, 2012 7:39 PM

N.Babcock made a contribution of $25 to help preserve Melissa's legacy online.
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A candle was lit by Naruemol Babcock on November 23, 2012 7:36 PM
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November 23, 2012 7:35 PM

An anonymous contribution of $25 was made to help preserve Melissa's legacy online.
Message from Naruemol Babcock
November 23, 2012 7:35 PM

Major Birtzer.,
you are one of my preceptor and a great role model for new nurses.
Thanks for everything, you will be missed. Praying for your family & loved one.
May you rest in peace.
Restpectfully., Naruemol Babcock
Message from Katy Loffer
November 23, 2012 3:03 PM

She was a beautiful lady and precious friend. We will all miss her so much. Praying for her family & all who knew and loved her.
Message from Katy Loffer
November 23, 2012 2:59 PM

She was a beautiful lady and precious friend. We will all miss her so much. Praying for her family and all those who knew & loved her.
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A candle was lit by Katy Loffer on November 23, 2012 2:54 PM
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A candle was lit by Sandy Turnbull on November 23, 2012 11:34 AM
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Message from Donna Stapleton
November 23, 2012 10:57 AM

Melissa had a smile that would lite up a room. She will be missed for hugs that always made me feel loved. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time. Heaven got a very special angel.
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A candle was lit by Donna Stapleton on November 23, 2012 10:54 AM
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A candle was lit by Capt Romeatrius Moss on November 23, 2012 10:51 AM
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A candle was lit by Lt Col Kathy Green on November 23, 2012 10:26 AM
A beautiful soul....Melissa touched so many lives. She will be sincerely missed. ~ Lt Col Green
Message from Tina Clark
November 22, 2012 9:33 AM

Heaven gained a beautiful angel. I love you Miss. xxoo ~Tina
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A candle was lit by Tina Clark on November 22, 2012 9:31 AM
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Message from Glenn Bakke
November 22, 2012 8:50 AM

Melissa was a bright light. She will always be remembered in our family. A friend for life, a Mother for life, and a wife for life. We send our prayers and thoughts to all of the family. Glenn and Susan
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A candle was lit by Staff of Emerald Coast Funeral Home on November 21, 2012 3:30 PM
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