WULFF, Melinda McGarry
Born November 6, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. Died peacefully in her sleep on March 12, 2013 in Palm Desert, California. Daughter of Mary Louise and Francis McGarry. She was graduated from Marlborough High School in Los Angeles, attended Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University and was graduated from the University of Southern California. She is survived by her four children, Victoria Rogers, Heather Ryan, Walden Browne, and Christopher Browne. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren, Ryan and Spencer Rogers; Mary Margaret, John Francis, Matthew, Gray, and Patrick Ryan; Nick and Alex Browne; Ellie and Weston Browne. Melinda was predeceased by her loving husband and father of her four children, John Douglas Browne. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Robert Reid Wulff. Melinda is also survived by her loving sister, Michele McGarry Crahan and niece, Hilary Esketh Crahan. Melinda is best remembered for her strong family ties, her many deep friendships, her charitable work, and her joie de vivre. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving donations to one of her charitable interests, which include: The Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916.808.7000; Marlborough School, 250 South Rossmore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004, (323) 935-1147; Western Art Council/ Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert CA 92260, 760-346-5600. There will be a celebration of Melinda's life in Palm Desert on Tuesday, April 2nd, and in Sacramento on Saturday, June 1st.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Mar. 23, 2013