To provide closure for the many California friends of Melody Margaret Atkinson Davison, what was the cause of her death?

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Since her biography is blank, here's what I did find that you can put in her profile:

Birth Record:

''California Birth Index, 1905-1995'', database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG7T-MTQ : 27 November 2014), Melodey Margaret Atkinson, 11 Feb 1949; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

Obituary Record (this has some good information in it):

''United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014'', database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK2N-FN56 : 26 October 2016), Melody Atkinson Davison, Texas, United States, 06 Mar 2011; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Austin American-Statesman, born-digital text.

Not much info in here but it gives you another citation.

''United States Social Security Death Index'', database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JGB6-X36 : 20 May 2014), Melody Atkinson Davison, 19 Feb 2011; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Because she passed less than 25 years ago, getting the exact cause of death is tricker...see https://txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/ovra/SelectRequestType.htm

Hope this helps

by T Counce G2G6 Mach 6 (62.8k points)
There is one source in the profile.  All it says is [1], which is a link to the source itself.  That includes an obituary with an extensive biography, but does not give the cause of death.  It might, perhaps, have enough information for you to find out how to contact a family member to express condolences and you could ask that person.

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