FARMERSVILLE — Melissa Ann Ulrich, 33, of Farmersville, died Monday, July 25, 2011, in Dayton after a courageous fight with lung cancer after 17 months.
She was born March 28, 1978, in Newark to James and Rita (Ogle) Dickson. She was a 1996 graduate of Utica High School and attended Ohio State University. She was a member of Farmersville United Methodist Church. She was a member of Ohio & National Simmental Association. She was the 1991 Licking County Beef Princess and 1997 Hartford Fair Queen. She enjoyed showing cattle and judging and also watching her three little boys play ball.
She is survived by her loving husband of 11 years, Dr. John Ulrich, whom she married Sept. 23, 2000; three sons, Logan, Grant and Chandler, all at home; her parents, James and Rita Dickson, a brother, Dan (Diane) Dickson, sister, Sherry (Nathan) Claggett, and brother, Mike (LeighAnne) Dickson, all of St. Louisville; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Mark and Carolyn Ulrich of West Alexandria.
John and Melissa owned and operated the Twin Valley Animal Hospital in West Alexandria for the past 10 years.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Floyd and Ruth Dickson; and maternal grandparents, Otis and Rose Ogle.
Melissa’s family would like to especially thank Dr. Calvo of Kettering Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Farmersville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patty Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Twin Valley Cemetery, Enterprise Road, West Alexandria. Friends may call at the church in Farmersville on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements. Donations to Farmersville United Methodist Church or to a Scholarship Fund for her three sons at Twin Valley Bank, West Alexandria. For condolences: http://www.lindloffzimmerman.com