Friday, April 27, 2007

Melody Starr Derosia-Waters

In case anyone ever searches the Web for this name, I want them to find something nice.

Melody Starr Waters, or Melody Starr Derosia-Waters, was a good friend of mine a long time ago. She was killed in 1991, on January 11. She's been on my mind for the past 16 years.

Melody was beautiful, inside and out. No kidding. She was tall for a young woman, kind of big-boned, naturally blonde and very pretty.

Melody was a seeker. She was a hitch-hiker. She was a runaway. She was a Deadhead. She was a sister; she had a brother. I never met him but I know she loved him because she only spoke well of him and I heard her talk to him on the phone once shortly before she was supposed to go home to West Virginia.

She had an ex-boyfriend that she spoke well of. I think his name was Jay. He was in West Virginia. She told me about him shortly after I first met her.

I'm not sure what else to say about her right now. But there's a start.


At Wed Nov 05, 12:15:00 PM 2008, Anonymous jenny said...

Those are the most beautiful words that I have ever read. I first saw your posting about a month ago. I also miss Melody very much and think about her all of the time. Do you remember me, Scott? Sorry that I had to take her belongings from your apartment that day. After I informed the cops of the note you left, they asked me to get it from you. Your brother was the only one home at the time. Handing her personal stuff over to the police was just about the hardest thing I ever did. I know you only took it so she would have to be forced to see you before she left... If only I had been the one to take her to say her good-byes...I did offer, but she had already made plans... It is true that it really doesn't matter how long you have known someone. It really has nothing to do with how you ultimately feel about them. I loved her like she was my own sister and I know you loved her too. Hope it doesn't take you too long to see this. Take care and remember that she will be fighting to be first in line to greet us when we return home to the Other Side.

At Wed Nov 05, 09:07:00 PM 2008, Blogger Scott Stirling said...

Dear Jenny B,

I remember you, yes, absolutely. Do you remember going up to Maine right before Christmas? Do you remember collecting tall grass with Melody and bringing it back to her apartment? I never harbored any blame or bad feeling toward you for anything you did.

I wrote a long letter to Shane Pitts a few years ago in NH State Prison and it was returned to me marked "Return to Sender." I have tried to get over what happened, but like you, had Melody on my mind daily for many years.

If it is not too painful for you, I think it might be healing for you and I to talk more about her and what happened together. I hope you will consider it. I can be reached via email at I hope you feel the same, if not now, then in due time.


At Mon Nov 10, 12:43:00 PM 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

desshumI will write you an e-mail. There is a lot to talk about. You will be surprised...

At Mon Nov 10, 12:46:00 PM 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT? How did that happen? The first word is not really what I wrote. Just know that this is Jen and I am not a computer wiz! I will write more soon on an e-mail to you.

At Thu Aug 13, 10:07:00 PM 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melody Starr Waters

When I see the sun I am reminded of her smile-

When I see the moon
I know she has danced there-

She is up there somewhere hanging off the stars as she sings and dances through the milkyway wandering close to God-

Her bright blue eyes twinkle as she gazes down at her friends and loved ones left behind-

She flys in spirit through the endless gallery of worlds

She twirls singing her songs Smiling happily knowing there is no time, no pain and no hurting as before-

She waits in peace and happiness for all of us to meet her there...

At Thu Aug 13, 10:11:00 PM 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/29/1971~ 1/11/1991

Loved and remembered by her family and friends

At Mon Sep 14, 01:02:00 PM 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

her name was never changed other than adding-Waters. She was still a Derosia and her Dad never stopped loving her just because he didn't live there w/her.

At Tue Jan 05, 09:07:00 AM 2010, Blogger Scott Stirling said...

Sorry, Kerrie - you're right, Derosia was her birth father's last name.

He was at the trial of her killer (Shayne Pitts) and made a powerful and heartfelt statement at the sentencing hearing that I just read for the first time the other day. I'll send you a copy.

At Wed Jan 13, 11:52:00 AM 2010, Anonymous Shirley Derosia said...

HIi just found out about you threw my daughter Kerrie yes is is real sad that Melody left us the way it happen she was so young and plus going to be a mom. till Shane took that away too.Ok i was married to her uncle Bob from MASS for 32 years he pass on 6-19=2007 MELODY DAD Willam did care alot for her she was always on his mind he lived with us in Mass for about 5 years i will never forget the night we got the call that what happen to her.Her dad turned white he was very upset i do recall the letter he wrote to Shane to say in court i know he went to every trial but that did not bring his daughter back,now he pass away i know in my heart William would not want Shane to get free he wanted him in jail for life and a day.Can you tell me where is justice here he did wrong wasn't a little kid he knew what he did he should paid all his years in JAIL sorry that is what my brother inlaw would want and so does the rest of the Derosia Family can you please send me some papers of the court like you did to my daughter Kerrie.And i also think that is wrong about the book what his he so proud of what he did the Devil.

At Wed Jan 13, 12:03:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi my name is kim derosia and i don't think he should every see the light of day. and its not cause im family to melody. anyone that commits a crime like that.i have no pity can u take a beautiful gurl and her unborn children..all over him being jeaous..please..i just want to say we all miss her..and i remember the the pic frame with her little baby shoes on uncle bill always had it with him and loved his daughter very very much... and now he is with her on the other side..until we meet again melody and uncle bill may u both r.i.p

At Thu Dec 30, 03:36:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shane Pitts will not be released on Parole until he has served at least 60 years. I will be at every Parole Board hearing until the day I die.
Shane Pitts is a coward and deserves not one day of free air, EVER

At Thu Sep 04, 06:01:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

iam a cousin of melody we miss her so much thank you for writing so nice about her she was a beautiful person inside out thanks kelly jean

At Fri Sep 05, 09:52:00 AM 2014, Blogger Scott Stirling said...

Thank you for reading and sharing. I am always taken aback and impressed when someone posts after so many years and remembers Melody. She was a wonderful girl and will always be missed by a lot of people who knew her, loved her and knew how kind and generous she was.

At Fri May 27, 06:48:00 PM 2016, Anonymous Mopar Pete said...

Many years ago, Melody and I went out riding in my old Challenger, to a spot by the river out in Loudon, went for a walk and We explored a small abandoned cabin there and had a smoke. She had a vivid imagination and all of the knots and swirls in the cabins boards reminded her of Vikings, Clowns ,President Reagan, and millions of other things and we hung out and just laughed and chilled. She was so easygoing. A few years after her death, i returned to that cabin , but none of the Wood Knots reminded me of anything. The magic was gone. There was also a crazy Pink Floyd song that she absolutely loved, it was just a bunch of little funky squirrels and chipmunks making wacky noises. She had a beautiful smile. Long live Melody !!!!

At Tue Feb 28, 07:49:00 PM 2017, Blogger Unknown said...

Im not sure you will see this. It seems its been a few years from your last post. Im not sure you remember me but i worked with you at the pizza place. I hung out with you and melody at the mall the day before she was to leave For home. I knew shane from high school. Im not sure you ever new that. In fact i didnt even know they had a connection until much later. Every time i think about this i think how awsome she was and how glad i was to have met her. Whats even more intersting is i have known shane for much longer but i feel for her loss to society more then his. Not sure if that makes sense at all or perfect sense. She was an amazing person even though i only met her once.

At Tue Feb 28, 08:13:00 PM 2017, Blogger Norman Huckins said...

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