Melpha Binks Hamblin, age 82, passed away on April 2, 1998 in Taylorsville, Utah.

The daughter of Thomas William and Lucinda Houtz Binks. She married Philip Wayne Hamblin on September 8, 1939 in Springville, Utah, later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Melpha was an active member of the LDS church where she played piano in primary. She attended Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Secretarial School. She and her husband resided in Salt Lake City and then moved to Los Angeles. In 1979 she returned to Salt Lake City following the death of Philip.

Melpha is survived by her three sons, Philip (Sandy), Jim (Kelly), Ronald; and one daughter, Kathleen; one sister, Sarah Hemmingway; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 2 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Rd., where friends may call Friday, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, one hour prior to services.

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