Melvin Edward Byrd

Melvin Edward Byrd Melvin Edward Byrd, born March 30, 1931 in Eugene Oregon to Leonard Elliot Byrd and Grace Hartman Byrd died on September 4, 2013 in Fallon, Nevada following a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother Grace Hartman Byrd and his father Leonard Elliot Byrd; his sisters Madge Byrd, Belva Byrd and Marie Byrd Skelly, and brother Floyd Byrd. He is survived by his daughters Tamera Matthews and Ester Josephson, grand children Weston Stickney, and great grand daughter Alina Stickney. Mel spent most os his life living in Humboldt County, California. He lived in a remote area in Humboldt County known as Snow Camp, near Blue Lake, for the last twenty years. Because of Mel's illness he left his home after his 82nd birthday in March to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Tamera and Troy Matthews in Winnemucca, Nevada. Services for Melvin will be held at the Fire Hall in Phillipsville, California on October 26th at 2 p.m. Potluck to follow service. Please sign the guestbook at and click on obits.

Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Oct. 13, 2013