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Melba Ruth Dykes Metzler


11/11/1927 - 11/23/2014 Obituary
Melba Ruth Dykes Metzler Obituary
Graveside service will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Friday, November 28th at 11:00 am for Melba Metzler who passed away November 23, 2014 at a Bakersfield hospital.
Melba Ruth was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma to parents, Will and Etta Miller. At a very young age the family moved to Bakersfield where she attended Bakersfield High School. She met and married Bill Dykes, and they both enjoyed a successful business at Stop and Shop market in East Bakersfield. After they sold the business Melba was employed as Office Manager for Doctor Parrish. Melba and Bill traveled the world and enjoyed a good life. After Bill's passing in 1982, she continued working and traveling with family and friends.
Melba met and married Bob Metzler and they shared 16 wonderful years together in Tehachapi building homes until Bob's death in 2007. She continued living in Bear Valley until moving to Bakersfield in 2012. Melba was the youngest of a family with 6 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by two sons and two daughter-in-laws, Bob and Sharon Dykes of Oregon and Mike and Charlotte Dykes of Missouri, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren with whom she greatly enjoyed sharing her life with.
We love you and you will always be in our hearts and we will cherish all our memories.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 26, 2014
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