Melba Jean Pelusi
December 14, 1933 ~ November 10, 2021
Melba Jean Pelusi, our dearest mother and grandmother, was called home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:05 a.m. As our hearts broke in that moment, we also celebrated the long-awaited reunion of our mother and father, whom she missed so dearly. Melba was born December 14, 1933 in San Francisco, CA, to Charles Henry and Murel Sipple, and later moved to Garfield, Utah.
Melba was an incredibly creative and tenacious woman who would tell you exactly what was on her mind. She loved her 6 children, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Melba was so loved by everyone who knew her, she left an impact on all those she met along the way. Her skills and abilities are far too many to mention but her real love was in sewing and creating many beautiful things to give and share with all she knew.
Melba graduated from Cyprus High School in 1952 and desired a career as a beautician and hair stylist. After graduating Beauty School she soon met the love of her life Albert James Pelusi in 1954. They moved to Bridgeport, Pennsylvania and were married in 1955 in “Our Lady Of Mt Carmela” church and later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1977 for time and all eternity.
Mother loved flowers and enjoyed planting and gardening so much she worked in many nurseries sharing her love and knowledge. Her love of genealogy was a huge passion of hers that she enjoyed and spent a lot of her time doing in her later years.
Melba is survived by her children, Dawn Maria Pelusi, Michelene Joi (Lynn) Horspool, Steven Dale (Bridgitte) Pelusi, Stacy Lynn (Troy) Christensen, and Christopher Alan (Sherrie) Pelusi. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert; sister, Lorraine Sipple; son, Michael James Pelusi; parents, Charles Henry and Murel Sipple; brothers, Monte and Howard Dawes; and granddaughter, Stephanie Lee Berry.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Nicole for the tender loving care and friendship that was given to Melba in her last few years.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd., Ogden.