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Jo Melvin, 97, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Born to Lee and Josephine Sarter in San Francisco, CA, Jo met and married the love of her life, James S. Melvin, in San Luis Obispo, CA. They moved several times as a military family before settling in Albuquerque, NM in 1964.
Jo was known for her beautiful paintings, quick wit, kind nature, cherished friendships, adoration of her family and most of all, her faithfulness to the Lord. She is survived by her son, Thomas L. Melvin and wife Rochelle, of Albuquerque; daughter, Nancy Ulibarri and husband Theodore, of Battlefield, MO; four grandchildren, Michelle Dearholt and husband Jimmy, of Albuquerque, Mindy McIntire and husband James, of Albuquerque, Laura Harrington and husband Kevin, of Riverton, WY and Joyce Jarman and husband, Lance of Springfield, MO; nine greatgrandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren. Also touching Jo's life were Dtoy Melvin and Carol Fierro, who cared for and loved her dearly.
Jo is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Melvin; her son, Paul Melvin; daughter, Cecilia Melvin, and her granddaughter, Cassandra Melvin.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church, 8700 Alameda Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. A reception will follow. Interment will be held for family members only at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, October 10, 2016.
The family extends a special thanks to Los Colinas Village Retirement Community for providing an environment of great care and camaraderie over the years.
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