Feb. 21, 1914
-March 18, 2003
HERMISTON - Avon Sherwood Melby, 89, of Hermiston, a former longtime Heppner resident, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at her home.
Disposition was by cremation. A private family memorial service will be held later.
Mrs. Melby was born Feb. 21, 1914, at Scio, to Harry and Esther Edgar Sherwood.
She attended Linfield College.
She was a freelance writer for the East Oregonian, Walla Walla Union Bulletin, KUMA radio station, Heppner Gazette Times and The Oregonian.
Mrs. Melby was a member of Eastern Star and Soroptimists.
Survivors include her husband, Arnold Melby of Hermiston; daughters, Kathy Turner of Boardman and Sue Timm of Pocatello, Idaho; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.