Melanie Olmstead Biography
Melanie Olmstead worked in TV and film productions in Utah, in location management and transportation for a number of Hollywood films. She died on May 25, 2019. The season 2 finale of Yellowstone was dedicated to her memory.
Melanie worked as a driver in the transportation department for several films and TV shows. According to IMDB her credits included working as a driver for the post-production team of Good Joe Bell (2020), cast driver for Hereditary (2018), and driver for the production team of the comedy-horror TV series Snatchers in 2017. She also worked on 12 episodes of the TV series Andi Mack in 2017.
Her other credits included Wind River (2017), Point Break (2015), Wild Horses (2015), Jackie & Ryan (2014), and John Carter (2012). She also worked as a van driver with the transportation team for Frozen (2010). She worked as a location assistant with the location management team for Primary Suspect (2000).
Melanie Olmstead Age
Melanie died at the age of 50 years; she was born on November 15, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Melanie Olmstead Family
Melanie was brought up by her adopted parents Janet Corbridge and Reid Howard, a former military vet. Her adoptive father married his second wife, Loa Rose Hanson after her adoptive mother’s death in 1979. Her father died in 2016.
Melanie Olmstead Husband
Olmstead was married to her husband Annalise Ford from December 31, 2015 until her death on May 25, 2019..
Melanie Olmstead Yellowstone
Yellowstone dedicated the finale of season 2 to the memory of Melanie. Her IMDB page doesn’t list Yellowstone among her credits. Yellowstone is shot in Utah and the dedication shows that she might have worked as a member of the production crew in Utah.
Melanie Olmstead Activist
Melanie was an advocate for several causes especially those related to animals. She was also vocal about supporting local causes. She often promoted petitions appealing for government bodies to take action. She also advocated for climate change reforms, preservation of sites of Utah’s natural beauty, economic equality, human rights, and gun reform.
Melanie Olmstead Death
Olmstead died on May 25, 2019.
Melanie Olmstead Cause of Death
Melanie’s cause of death is not revealed.
Melanie Olmstead Obituary Yellowstone
The finale of Yellowstone season 2 was dedicated to her memory. On July 30 her friends held a celebration of life in her honor in Salt Lake City, and had a horse ride in her honor the day before.
Melanie Olmstead Obituary
“Celebration of life for Melanie Olmstead was amazing! Horsewomen, Writers, Artists, Theater, Film, cast and crew peeps! Some I have known for 30 years! What beautiful souls! My Salt Lake family! Ride on, our beautiful Melanie Olmstead! 🐎.” A friend wrote about the event.
“I’m so sorry for all the people who were lucky enough to cross Mel’s path. Rarely have I met a woman who could equal her integrity.” Another friend wrote.
Melanie Olmstead Photo
There are no photos of Melanie as her family has asked them not to be published in her honor.