1921 – 2013
"Mel" McSpadden, 91, of Anacortes, WA passed away of age related issues on Thursday, February 7, 2013. He was born on March 14, 1921 to Rush A. and Ollie E. McSpadden in Rotan, TX. Mel had a twin brother Melton McSpadden. Mel grew up in Lone Wolf, OK and graduated from Lone Wolf High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II
. He had a son, Phillip Glenn McSpadden, who later passed away. Mel married Betty Watson on November 12, 1950 in Newhall, CA and they have been married for 62 years.
Mel was a hard worker, working six days a week and twelve hours each day. For years he was the manager of Newhall Hardware. He loved helping others. Mel was a member of the Masons and was the lodge Master in Newhall. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite and the Al Malaikah Shrine. He was active in Job's Daughters and was responsible for bringing back the charter to the Demolay in Newhall.
Mel is survived by his wife Betty; step-daughter Susan Lee; grandsons: Jason (Megan) Lee, Alex Lee, and Dylan (Candice) Lee; four great-grandsons; his sister, Thelma Smith, who was also a twin.
The Signal, April 21, 2013
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