|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 2012|
La Plata County
Melvin was the son of William Lee Atwood and Bettie Estelle Sisco Atwood. He attended Abiliene Christian University. Melvin worked at Lowrey Trim Shop before moving to Carlsbad, New Mexico where he opened Carlsbad Upholstery in 1955. In 1962, Melvin and his family moved to Colorado where he sold insurance and later opened a brokerage firm. In 1998, he retired.
Melvin was an active Christian all of his life. He died at his home in Hesperus. Survivors include his wife Marie Hunter Atwood of Hesperus; five daughters: Cynthia Black of Athens, Alabama, Teresa Todd and Angelina Oden of Colorado Springs, Rebecca Craddock of Hesperus, and Nancy Hawkins of Frisco, Texas; two sisters: Jerline Pope of Midland, Texas and Barbara Shelton of Graham, Texas; five son-in-laws; sixteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Cremation was at Hood Mortuary in Durango, Colorado. On 12 January 2012, a memorial service was held at Northside Church of Christ in Farmington, New Mexico.
William Lee Atwood (1893 - 1974)
Bettie Estell Sisco Atwood (1906 - 1995)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Susan R. Cole
Record added: May 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89488187