Virginia "Sally" Melton, 83
May 14, 1929 - Oct. 27, 2012
Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Virginia "Sally" Melton, age 83 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Sally passed away Saturday, Oct. 27 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. There will be a visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Albany.
Sally was born May 14, 1929 and spent most of her younger years in Clevland, OH.
Sally and her husband John Melton moved to St. Cloud in 1968. They both taught at St. Cloud State University, Sally was in the English Department. Sally later moved to the College of St. Benedict where she taught English until her retirement. After John died, Sally moved to Albany in 1993.
Sally loved to travel, which she did extensively. She loved spending time with her friends and volunteering her services. She was active on the St. Cloud Township Planning Board and when moving to Albany she became an active volunteer at the Albany Hospital and she was also a member of the board at the hospital. Sally was also on the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home Board. While there she helped in many ways and made good friends. She greatly enjoyed her time there.
She is survived by her sons, Raymond (RJ) and Richard Drake, both of California; 5 granddaughters and 4 great-grandchildren and many loving friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Melton and her son, Robert Drake.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Albany Area Hospital or Seven Dolors Catholic Church or the Holy Family School.
A special thank you to the Albany Area Hospital and the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home and Albany Area Hospital Hospice for the loving care they gave Sally in her final days.