Elvera Jane Melby

Lodi, California


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My mom, Elvera Melby passed away on June 4, 2019 at age 96. Growing up in the 1920's was a difficult time, however with my mom's perseverance and wearwithall. She achieved a master's degree from the University of the Pacific as a woman. She went on to be a PE teacher and mentor for many women in...

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When I learned to know Elvera, she was Miss Giorgi. I had her for 6th perod girls sports...We all loved her!!! She motivated us to be our best in all we did..
My Senior year I was president of The Ye Ole Hangout. She was always there to advise us..There was the watermelon feed, aquacade, luau, sock hop, and we danced to live music every saturday night during the summer.,,,,
She loved kids and we loved her....
John, I am so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful mom . She...

Mrs. Elvera Melby changed my life and gave me something to strive for.. During my freshman year, 1963-1964 high school years at Lodi High, I spent a great deal of time in her office as I gave Mrs. Melby a lot of trouble, but she turned my attitude around... Thank You Mrs. Melby for supporting me as I went through tough times growing up. I have and always will remember you. Your now in heaven and I know our lord God has welcomed you with open arms for the hard work you did for girls of...

My condolences to John and her family. Elvera was not only a respected teacher when I was a student at Lodi High, but an administrator when I returned to teach at Lodi High. She was respected by students and teachers. She was also a mentor to many of us. She was an active member in the community and responsible for the donation of Candy Cane Park by Soroptimist when she was the President. She will remain in our memories as an inspiration to all of us. Beverly Lacy

Sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful inspiration who was admired.

Emily Roth Humphries

Mrs. Melby was one of my favorite teachers. She was friendly, fair, and available to listen should I need to talk to her. Many years ago Mrs. Melby and her family lived down the street (Sunset Drive) from me and my family. I was a fortunate person to have had this amazing woman as a influence in my younger teenage years. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Melby's family.

To the family of Mrs. Melby. I have many memories her. Now that I am 70, I respect everything that she taught me. She was always fair. It is so hard to think of her not being here. She will be in my heart til I go. I never think of the people that have been in my life to ever leave. She is one person that made an impact on my life. I am so sorry for your loss. But memories keep us going. You were very blessed to have her as your mom.

My deepest sympathy to the Family in the loss of your loved one. Please find comfort in knowing God is close to the brokenhearted. May the God of all comfort give you peace and strength to endure in the days ahead (Jeremiah 29:11).
Sincerely, JD

It's been a long time ago, but I remember Elvera as dean of girls when I started teaching at Lodi High in the 60's. She was an impressive young lady with an air of authority that played well with faculty and students. She had our respect. She had a good life and left a very impressive mark on the community. Certainly, on me. God bless.

I sure remember this wonderful person when I attended Lodi High. I was always a little scared of her in a good way. A lovely person and the kids respected her so much. Sending my deepest sympathy.