Melissa Janeen Mae Fay, age 42, of Waterford, died following an ATV accident on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was born in Erie on December 4, 1971 and was the daughter of Lawrence E. Cowger of Erie and the late Marjorie E. Griffis Cowger.

Melissa will be remembered by her family as someone who made friends easily and enjoyed life. She was creative and artistic showing skill with drawing and writing poetry. She loved summertime activities.

Her family includes her dad, Larry Cowger and his fianc???e, Belem Fraire; her daughter, Alicia Christen Carter and her husband Aaron of Waterford; her son, Logan Henry Burge of Erie; and her brother, Andrew J. Cowger and his wife Kelly of Masontown, PA.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford.