Melanie Jean Taylor died peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Centennial Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
Melanie was preceded in death by her mother, Jean McGinnis Taylor.
She is locally survived by her paternal uncle, Robert H. Taylor (Mary Susan) of Solon.
Melanie was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 5, 1949, and attended Shorewood High School in Milwaukee, Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y., the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Culinary Institute, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Private graveside services will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, at a time to be determined by the family.