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Melissa passed away January 10th, 2014 at her home in the presence of her father.
She was born February 24th, 1972 in Salt Lake City to Diana and John Herbst. She received her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis and her MD from
Louisiana State University
Health Science in Shreveport. Melissa studied Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and received her fellowship training in perinatology at Cleveland Metropolitan. She practiced medicine in Salt Lake City for several years.
She was devoted to Arctic Dog Rescue and loved Ballet West. Melissa was a quiet but very caring person who was always willing to help.
She is survived by her father; brother John and his wife Kathy; nephew Matthew; and niece Marianne.
Preceded in death by her mother, Diana.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 1505 White Pine Canyon Rd., Park City, UT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arctic Dog Rescue at
, Ballet West at
, or Huntsman Cancer Foundation, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Jan. 15, 2014
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