Our wonderful, gracious and kind mother, grandmother, sister and friend returned to the arms of her Father in Heaven and her sweetheart, Clint on August 28, 1998.
Melba was born to Alvin George Wallin and Lillian Rynearson Wallin on January 31, 1922, in Salt Lake City. She attended Granite High School and Utah State University. While in college she and her sister Doris enjoyed happy moments as members of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. On April 4, 1942, she married her dearest love Clinton Lee Howe, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they enjoyed fifty years of marriage and family life.Melba enjoyed working for the Granite School District and O. C. Tanner Company. The latter she retired from in July 1987, after 20 years of employment. While her children were young, she dedicated her time to them and served in organizations which supported their activities within the schools and the LDS Church.
Her family, husband and her love of children were the hallmarks of her life. She was always concerned for their happiness above any personal consideration. Her humor and loving disposition touched many. More than anything, she loved being a mother and a grandmother. Acceptance, love and kindness were the joys she gave to all who knew her. How very much we will miss you, Dearheart.
She is survived by her children, David W. (Joyce), Millcreek, WA; Douglas L. (Marilyn), Phillips Ranch, CA; Rodger D. (Georgia), Dove Canyon, CA; Kathleen Howe Stott (Dennis), Salt Lake City, UT; Julie Howe Dean (Mark), Sandy, UT; one brother, Dean A. Wallin (Polly), Salt Lake City, UT; three sisters, Doris Budge , Smithfield, UT; June Stuber (Bud), Salt Lake City, UT; Nila Barratt, Salt Lake City, UT; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clint, two brothers Kay R. Wallin and Sherman K. Wallin, and one granddaughter.
Services will be held on Wed., September 2, 1998, at 12 noon, in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 3401 So. Highland Drive. Family and friends may visit from 10:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., at Wasatch Lawn just prior to the services.
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