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Darryl Wayne Melby

June 16, 1936 December 20, 2018
Darryl Wayne Melby
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Darryl W. Melby, 82, a resident of the Forest Grove community, died Thursday afternoon, December 20, 2018 at the Marquis Vintage Suites Retirement Community in Forest Grove.

Private family services will be held.


DARRYL WAYNE MELBY was born June 16, 1936 in Fairview, Montana, the son of the late Erik Torsteinsen Melby and Mary Theresa (Pistocco) Melby. He was raised and received his education in Montana, having been a graduate of the Thompson Falls High School Class of 1954.

Darryl was united in marriage to Diana Faye Knodel on March 7, 1959 in Thompson Falls, Montana. They celebrated 40 years together prior to Diana’s passing on January 2, 2000.

He was united in marriage to Drucilla (Dru) Morgan on May 9, 2004 in Reno, Nevada. They celebrated their 14th Wedding Anniversary this past May. Following their marriage they made their home in the communities of Sacramento, California and Forest Grove, Oregon until moving to the Marquis Vintage Suites Retirement Community in March of 2018, where they have resided since.

Darryl had worked as a maintenance supervisor in the retail industry for the JCPenney Company for over twenty years, until he retired at the age of 62.

Among his special interests, he enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, camping and riding motorcycles with his family.

Darryl was preceded in death by his loving wife, Diana; his parents, Erik and Mary Melby; and his siblings, Thurman Melby, Doris Green and Norma Goss.

Survivors include his wife, Drucilla Melby, of the family home in Forest Grove, Oregon; his children and their spouses, Darryn and Esther Melby of Kelso, Washington, Erik Melby of Scappoose, Oregon and Jayme and Jeffrey Chuinard of Forest Grove, Oregon.

Also surviving are his 5 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 8 step-great grandchildren and 5 step-great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Alzheimers Association, Oregon Chapter, 1650 NW Naito Parkway #190, Portland, OR 97209, or at www.alz.org/orswwa/donate to be used for research in his memory.


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