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Helen "Guera" Melon


1931 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Helen "Guera" Melon Obituary
Our beloved mom, Helen Melon "Guera", will always be remembered in our hearts and prayers.

On Monday, December 4, 2017, Helen, 86, of Alamogordo passed away peacefully at her home. She was born April 10, 1931 in Alamogordo, NM to Serrafin Munoz Torres and Nancy S. Torres. Helen united in marriage to Fernando "Chino" Melon on August 15, 1948 in Alamogordo, NM.

Helen worked for Alamogordo Public Schools as a cashier at Sacramento Elementary. She also worked at Neli's Bakery in downtown Alamogordo.

Helen loved to crochet, work in her beautiful backyard, spend time with family, and especially shopping with her sister Carmen.

Helen is survived by her two sons, Steve and Vince Melon; four sisters, Mary Gonzalez, Carmen Smith, Katy Leon, Nancy Ball; grandchildren, Petrina Trujillo, Fernando "Nando" Trujillo, Melany Nellums, Stephanie Corn, Jarret Corn, Gabriela Sanchez, Nikki Adams, Steven Black, Mackenzie Melon; and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fernando "Chino" Melon; daughter, Gloria Trujillo; and one sister, Rebecca Torres.

We the Melon family, would like to take this time and with a heartfelt embrace, thank each and every one of you for your prayers, floral, food offerings, and especially your presence during this difficult time.

A special thanks to all of the home care ladies; Delia, Maria, Lety, Barbara, Dina, and Marta, for taking special care of Helen and treating her like their own mom.

Services, including Rosary, will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. Jude Parish Catholic Church on College Avenue. Inurnment will follow at St. Jude Columbarium.

The Melon family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.

To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018
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