Melanie Olmstead Husband -Everything you need to know

Melanie Olmstead Husband -Everything you need to know

Melanie Olmstead was a location and transport manager who successfully worked in the Hollywood industry for 22 years. She was also associated with the production team in one of her well-known series titled “Yellowstone.” Read to grab all the details about Melanie Olmstead husband, her career, and more!

Melanie Olmstead Husband

Annalise Ford (Annalise Caroline Ford) is a lesbian partner of late Hollywood actress Melanie Olmstead. She hails from Atlanta, Georgia but currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Melanie Olmstead and Annalise Ford first met in Utah and got hitched on 31st December 2015, after being in a relationship for many years. The couple had a beautiful and successful married life, but Annalise Ford’s life completely changed after the demise of her wife.

Annalise Ford and Melanie Olmstead
Annalise Ford and Melanie Olmstead

They both were incredible as a couple. Annalise wished Melanie, on 27th June 2016, to complete six months of marriage on her Facebook page. Annalise earned a degree in Psychology from Agnes Scott College and a Master of Science from Arizona State University, respectively. She served as a summer Intern at WebOps from 2007 to 2010. After then, she served as Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University from June 2011 to May 2014.

After serving as an assistant at University, she worked as a Product Specialist at Crosslink Bioscience from 2014 to 2016. Now, she is currently working as a Professional Client Consultant at WebOps, LLC. Her estimated net worth in the year 2022 is around $50000.

Melanie Olmstead Family & Early Life

Melanie Olmstead was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on 15th November 1968. Reid Howard, a U.S military veteran, and his first wife Janet Corbridge adopted Melanie in 1968 after their newborn child died at a very young age in 1960. Ried Howard was the U.S. Army military personnel. He also served an LDS mission in St. Louis, Missouri. Besides, he worked at the Defense Depot of Ogden for 25 years and retired in 1991. Nothing is known about Melanie Olmstead’s biological parents.


Sadly, Melanie’s mother died of a diabetes-related issue in April 1979. After Janet’s death, Reid married Loa Rose Hanson, a native of Utah, in the Ogden temple in February 1982. The couple was in a relationship for 34 years. Ried counted his last breath on 11th June 2016.

Melanie Olmstead was one of the successful in the Hollywood industry. She started her career as a location manager in the series titled Primary Suspect aired in the year 2000. Afterward, she started to work as a location and transport manager in Hollywood and in Television series as well.


She worked in a few series and movies such as Benji: Off the Leash, Frozen, Darling Companion, John Carter, 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue, Jackie & Ryan, Wild Horses, Point Break, Wink River, Snatchers, Andi Mack, Hereditary, Yellowstone, and Joe Bell.

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She was well-known for her incredible work in the second season of Paramount Network’s thriving show titled “Yellowstone.” She worked as a filming crew and transporter for production teams in Yellowstone. Melanie worked with Josh Holloway and Kevin Costner in Yellowstone. Besides working in the film industry, she also did charity work in Africa and took many steps for women’s education.


She was a huge fan of Yellowstone. She was an animal activist and was fond of horses since her childhood. She also owned a horse that lived for 40 years. Melanie also shared a post with her horse on her Facebook page, captioning that her love affair with horses had started about the time she learned to walk, but she hadn’t gotten her first until she wasn’t an adult. Further, she wrote, “This beautiful, amazing girl has been with me since college and recently celebrated her 37th birthday—for my non-horsey friends, that’s over 100 in human years—and she’s still doing great!”


Melanie died in Salt City Lake, Utah, on 25th May 2019. She was only 50 years old when she died of cancer. Her sudden demise left the Hollywood industry and her wife shocked. Yellowstone crew members paid Melanie tribute for her incredible work. A celebration of life was held in Salt Lake City on 30th June 2019. One of her friends wrote: “The celebration of life for Melanie Olmstead was amazing! Horsewomen, Writers, Artists, Theater, Film, cast, and crew peeps! Some I have known for 30 years! What beautiful souls! My Salt Lake family! Ride on, our beautiful Melanie Olmstead! ?.”

Yellowstone cast
Yellowstone cast

One of Melanie’s friends also wrote a sweet note after her demise, captioning, “I remember the first time I ever saw Melanie’s sweet face … back in the 90s. And every time thereafter, I marveled at her calm presence. Such loss.” Melanie’s net worth was estimated at around $900,000 at the time of her death.

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