Edward Lee Melton, 63, of Yuba City passed away August 21, 2013 at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. He was born June 25, 1950 in Porterville, CA.
Ed graduated from Live Oak High School in 1968, Yuba College in 1970, and received his Bachelors degree at CSU, Sacramento in 1972.
Ed was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps in June 1972. His military education included many schools, he loved every day as a Marine. Ed was stationed at Quantico, VA, El Toro, CA, Okinawa, Japan, Camp Pendleton, CA, Tustin, CA and Oakland, CA. One of Ed's last assignments was an XO at Marine Corps C & E schools at 29 Palms, CA. Ed retired from the UCMC June 2000 as a Lt. Col. serving 28 years.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Karen Melton of Yuba City, parents James & Clarita Melton of Live Oak, brother Allan Melton (Joy) of Live Oak, sister Carol Estrada (Morrie) of Madera, CA, granddaughter, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and 6 great nieces & nephews.
Ed is preceded in death by his son Barron Melton.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ullrey Memorial Chapel 817 Almond Street Yuba City. Graveside services will be Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Live Oak Cemetery 3545 Pennington Road Live Oak. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Marine Honor Guard.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel (530) 673-9542.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Aug. 25, 2013