case 'Jesse Baker':
Melodie Fox participated in many sports during her youth and into her adult life, getting her start in basketball in the mid 1960s at Kalles Junior High and Puyallup High School through the Pierce County Parks and Recreation League. She played on many tournament championship teams from 1969 through 1980.
Born in 1953 in Tacoma, Melodie graduated from Puyallup High in 1971. She retired after a career as a heavy equipment and motor vehicle operator.
Melodie played women’s recreation league volleyball for more than decades from the early 1970s into the mid 1990s, and also participated in tennis while at Puyallup High School, helping the team to the South Puget Sound League championships. She continued to play that sport in tournaments after graduating.
Melodie got her start in softball in 1973 and again it was the Pierce County Parks that gave her the opportunity to show her stuff until the mid 1980s.Even while she was participating in many of these sports during her adult life, Melodie gave back to these sports as a basketball referee and softball umpire. She is a charter member of the Tacoma Basketball Board and was the first female umpire inducted as a regular umpire into the Western Washington Umpires Association. She has umpired baseball and all kinds of softball at every level imaginable, and for boys and girls, men and women.