‘Yellowstone’: Who Is Melanie Olmstead?



If you happen to watched the Season 2 finale of Yellowstone on the Paramount Community, then you definately noticed that the episode was devoted to the reminiscence of Melanie Olmstead. Who was she?

Melanie Olmstead labored in location administration and transportation for numerous Hollywood movies, and she or he lived in Utah. Based on her IMDb, Olmstead died in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah on Could 25, 2019. Yellowstone is filmed in Utah and Montana.

Based on IMDB, she labored as a driver for Good Joe Bell (which gained’t air till 2020), Hereditary, Snatchers (eight episodes), Andi Mack (12 episodes), Wind River, Wild Horses, Level Break, Jackie & Ryan, 12 Canine of Christmas: Nice Pet Rescue, John Carter, Darling Companion, Frozen, and Benji: Off the Leash! 

She additionally labored as a location assistant for the 2000 movie Major Suspect.

However there was way more to Melanie Olmstead than is captured on her IMDb profile. Her final public submit on her Fb profile exhibits a girl who cherished horses simply as a lot because the characters on Yellowstone cherished their horses. On June 12, 2018, she wrote: “My love affair with horses began in regards to the time I discovered to stroll, however I didn’t get my first ‘simply mine’ horse till I used to be an grownup. This stunning, wonderful lady has been with me since school and not too long ago celebrated her 37th birthday—for my non-horsey pals, that’s over 100 in human years—and she or he’s nonetheless doing nice! Completely happy birthday, Mahogany, and thanks for being my oldest buddy.”


Based on posts from pals, her beloved horse handed away just a bit over a month after Olmstead died. However Olmstead’s pals surrounded her horse with love in her final moments, honoring their beloved buddy.

Actually, it’s Olmstead’s pals who’re such a powerful testomony to Olmstead and the life she led. On June 30 they held a celebration of life in her honor in Salt Lake Metropolis, and had a horse journey in her honor the day earlier than.


A buddy from highschool wrote about Mel on Fb and stated: “My recollections of Mel are of an excellent, humorous and barely twisted girl of character. I’ve held her in my coronary heart for over 30 years.”

One other buddy commented about Mel’s generosity and the way they nonetheless take into consideration her to today.


One other wrote: ” I keep in mind the primary time I ever noticed Melanie’s candy face …  again within the 90s. And each time thereafter I marveled at her calm presence. Such loss.”

And one other buddy wrote: “I’m so sorry for all of the individuals who have been fortunate sufficient to cross Mel’s path. Not often have I met a ladies who might equal her integrity.”

If you happen to consider Melanie Olmstead, a great act to do in her reminiscence is perhaps to donate to an animal rescue or a company that works with horses. Only one have a look at her Fb profile exhibits how a lot she cherished horses. Or if you concentrate on Olmstead, merely carry out an act of kindness in her honor, whether or not it’s for somebody you understand or perhaps a stranger.

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