Caroline "Carolyn" Melton, 86, died Friday (Jan. 24, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook.
She was born Oct. 2, 1916, at Muscotah, Kan., to Mortimer and Minnie (Christ) Roach. She graduated from Muscotah High School.
On Nov. 10, 1939, she married James William Melton at McCook. His employment as a manager of Gambles took them to many locations throughout the country. Before their move to McCook in 1985, they had lived in the North Platte community for 17 years. She was a homemaker. and enjoyed cooking and reading.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and two sisters, Louise Mydland and one in infancy.
Survivors include her husband, James Melton of McCook; three nieces and a nephew, David Mydland of Mid City, Okla., Ruth and husband, Mike Matthews of Altoona, Kan., Joanna and husband, Willard Blankenship, of Independence, Kan., and Debra and husband, Steven Clements, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother-in-law, Roy Melton of McCook; and one sister-in-law, Juanita and husband, Vayle Bunker of Culbertson. Services will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Karr officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.