June 22, 2023
Melvin is survived by his wife Barbara Riley, three daughters, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He also has two sisters in Oregon State.
Melvin was born in Maryville, Missouri and resided in Washington State most of his life. He lived on Hartstine Island for 20 years and recently moved to Gig Harbor. Melvin was a registered nurse and a contractor. He built many houses in Mason and Pierce Counties.
In memory of Melvin, donations are gladly accepted at Lifeline for Vets, 5777 West Century Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90045.