Mel was born in Wenatchee, Washington to Frank and Leona Preuninger. She was married to Robert Lester from 1943-1965. They moved to Colorado Springs, in 1951. Mel worked at Hewlett-Packard for 21 years in PC design. She loved playing bridge, Mah Jongg, going to Cripple Creek and she especially enjoyed going to every one of her grandchildren's sporting events. She is survived by four children, Mike (Sue), Joe, Mary (Larry) and Anne (Jeff), nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She is known for her wonderful sense of humor. She wanted a Wake at Union Station Lounge, 2419 N. Union Blvd. instead of a funeral service. Please join us there on Sunday, January 27, 12:00pm to celebrate her. Thank you to all who have sent condolences and prayers.