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Shirley Elaine Fisher Melvick
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1927
Carlton County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 2005

Shirley Elaine Melvick Valparaiso/Merrillville Shirley Elaine Melvick, age 77, of Valparaiso, formerly of Merrillville, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2005. She was born to Mary Lenore Fisher (nee Hicks) and Franklin LeRoy Fisher in Wrenshall, MN. She was the youngest of four children. Her family moved to Duluth where she graduated from Central High School in 1945. She met her husband George Melvick on a blind date that lasted through 52 years of a happy marriage. They had three children, Steve (Elizabeth) Melvick of Colorado Springs, CO, Pamela (Mickey) Griggs of Valparaiso and Richard (Christine) Melvick of Ogden, Utah; eight grandchildren, Aron, Stacey and Lauren Melvick, Arlene, Meagan and Matthew Griggs, and Ethan and Annaliese Melvick. Shirley enjoyed dancing, gardening, traveling and was an avid bridge player and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a volunteer for VNA Hospice and for her church. She was very close with her family and friends and was a great example of loving life despite loss and sorrow. She was not just out mother, she was also our friend nd we will miss her always.She passed away on the day before her 55th wedding anniversary. After enduring the last three years alone without her beloved husband,she probably needed a day to prepare for the big celebration and reunion with George, her family and our Lord in Heaven. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Elziabeth Ann Seton Church, 509 W. Division Road, Valparaiso, Rev. David Gosnell officiating. Shirley will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 9 to 10 am, the time of service. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Valparaiso. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Burns FuneralHome,10101 Broadway, Crown Point. Contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of Porter Co., 501 Marquette, Valparaiso or the Lymphoma Society.
Published in The Times from 1/15/2005 - 1/18/2005
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  George J. Melvick (1917 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Cemetery
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Mar 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35241404
Shirley Elaine <i>Fisher</i> Melvick
Added by: Jackie & Ralph
Shirley Elaine <i>Fisher</i> Melvick
Added by: Jackie & Ralph
Shirley Elaine <i>Fisher</i> Melvick
Added by: Jackie & Ralph
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