Melvin Lee "Mel" Eckard
1929 - 2017
Allnutt Funeral Services-Fort Collins
650 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO
Melvin "Mel" Lee Eckard

Melvin "Mel" Lee Eckard, 88, passed away June 3, 2017 in Fort Collins, CO.

Mel was born February 21, 1929 in Harrison County, Missouri to the late George and Ethel Richardson Eckard. He attended the University of Missouri and held a Master's Degree. He married Wanda Fisher in Pueblo, CO on July 31, 1949. Mel worked in the Extension Service with Colorado State University.

He is survived by: wife, Wanda Fisher Eckard; daughters, Nancy Stiehl (Richard) and Debbie Widdows (Jim); grandchildren, Randy Hodgdon (Tracy), Amy Young (Travis), Kristi Calfee (Nick), and Tricia Schuster (Steve); great grandchildren, Conner Hodgdon, Alex Hodgdon, Katelyn Calfee, Parker Calfee, Delanie Schuster, and Will Schuster.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Larimer County Food Bank, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at

Published by Coloradoan from Jun. 7 to Jun. 11, 2017.
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Dear Wanda and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Mel very well from various Bennett Elementary School functions over the years. I taught third grade while Wanda was working as Beulah Kennicutt's para. We both send our thoughts and prayers. May all the good times you shared with Mel bring you comfort.
Janie Arnold
Fort Collins, CO
Janie Arnold
June 11, 2017
So sorry to hear of Mel's passing. I knew him through 4-H; what a great guy! He will be missed by many.
Lois Williamson Peltz
June 10, 2017
Mel will definitely be missed by his many friends at McKenzie Place.He was always friendly and kind.
He has finished his race and his discomfort is past.
Jan and I send our sincere sympathy to the entire
Jim Alexander
June 9, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Melvin's passing, as it leaves a hole that is not possible to fill. Please know that I'm thinking of all of you. Love from cousin Sharon (Richardson) Winter, Wheat Ridge, CO.
June 7, 2017
Our heartfelt sympathy to Mel's family. Lots of memories from childhood to recent times. We will miss him too. Cousin Jean Evans
jean evans
June 7, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your dear love one. Please find comfort in MATTHEW 5:4 which says
"Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted ".
June 7, 2017
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