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Melinda Hanlon - July 07, 2010

Melinda Hanlon, 70, of Parker, died July 7, 2010 from complications arising out of Lewy body disease. Melinda was born Sept. 14, 1939 in Omaha, Neb.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 17 at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., Denver.

She moved to Holyoke when she was 11. In 1957, she graduated from Holyoke High School, where she was a cheerleader and Rainbow Girl and was active in the Methodist Youth Fellowship.

She attended the University of Colorado, where she met her husband, Melvyn Hanlon. They were married in Boulder in 1958 and were life-long CU Buff fans. They had two daughters, Marci and Natalie.

In 1970, Melinda graduated from Eastern Washington University and became a teacher. She taught fourth grade and the gifted and talented program in Lewiston, Idaho. The family moved to Colorado in 1976. Melinda became a Title I Reading Specialist with Aurora Public Schools, where she taught for over 20 years at Crawford Elementary School.

In her retirement, Melinda was active in the community, volunteering with the Central Visitation Program and with the Ostomy Association of Metro Denver. She was also active with the Parker Newcomer’s Club and enjoyed social outings with her many friends from teaching and her neighborhood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvyn. She is survived by her brother Rob Day, daughter Marci Hanlon and son-in-law Bill Bullock, daughter Natalie Hanlon-Leh and son-in-law Chris Leh and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Visitation Program, 1660 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203; or to the Ostomy Association of Metro Denver, P.O. Box 480344, Denver, CO 80248-0344.