Melanie Elaine DeForest Melanie DeForest was born January 25, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was promoted to heaven August 10, 2014, at the age of 72. She was raised by her mother, Barbara Bush, and by an extended family of grandmother Hilda Desusnap and several aunts and uncles, having moved to the Boston, Massachusetts area as a very young child. After high school graduation, she moved to the Los Angeles, California, area to be near her mother and to attend U.C.L.A. She met and married her former husband, Dan and had two sons. She was a successful Tupperware dealer and manager, continuing in Red Bluff where she moved in 1984. An active member of First Christian Church, she was a respected Bible teacher, touching many lives. She loved her family including her sons and two grandchildren and was lovingly involved in her many friends lives. She is survived by her two sons, Dan DeForest (Kim) and Kevin (David) and two grandchildren, Jimmy Hamilton and Marissa Fuller (Justin) as well as her brother Michael Bush (Cindy). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund, First Christian Church, 485 Madison, Red Bluff, California 96080 A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church on Monday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following at Snug Harbor Mobile Home Park, club house.
Published in Daily News on Aug. 15, 2014