Janet Jane (Brown) Melick (1932 - 2017)

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Janet Jane Melick, 84, died on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Rocky Mountain Assisted Living in Centennial, where she was welcomed as one of the Golden Girls of Glencoe Avenue.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1932, in High Bridge, Iowa, to Carl Prentiss Brown and Catherine Helen (Stanish) Brown. She moved with her family to Colorado at the age of 5 and graduated from Erie High School in 1950, where she played basketball and was on the cheerleading squad. On Feb. 13, 1953, she married her high school sweetheart, Steve John Melick of Frederick.
Janet worked for a number of years as a principal buyer with Rocky Flats and Neo Data, and also in food service at Erie High School. As an active member of her community, Mrs. Melick had served as president of the PTA and attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church.
Steve and Janet moved to Westminster in 1977. They were members of St. Mark Catholic Church, where she enjoyed her involvement with the St. Mark's Ladies Aid, where she was known for her deviled eggs. Janet was a talented seamstress, enjoyed cooking, was a gracious hostess at family and neighborhood gatherings, and was known for her matching shoes for each outfit. There was always room at mom's table for one more. She had a gift with children. Her generous heart opened up to them, and she loved them like her own.
Mrs. Melick is survived by her son, Michael S. Melick (wife Judy) of Englewood; daughter P.K. Fearn of Lakewood; grandchildren Sean Melick, Katie (Melick) Roehrs (husband Caleb), Adam Fearn (wife Melissa) and Erin Fearn; great-granddaughters Ayden and Avery Fearn and Stella Jane Roehrs. She is further survived by her sister, Lucille Shiere of Westminster, Calif.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 55 years, Steve Melick, her parents Carl and Catherine Brown, brother Ben Brown and sister Betty Hurd.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Scholastica Catholic Church, 615 Main St., Erie, on Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m. with inurnment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Janet's name to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or , 455 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203. Condolences can be shared at howemortuary.com.
Published in Canyon Courier on July 12, 2017
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