Melba Darlene Tanner

Melba Darlene Tanner


Melba Darlene Tanner, 74, of Apache Junction, Arizona; passed away on January 17, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona. Melba will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked many years as a finisher for Howmet. She was an avid cook and reader and loved to travel. She was preceded in death by both her parents, one brother, two sisters, and two step-daughters. Melba is survived by her husband Tom; her daughters Becky (David), Shawn (Kevin), and Tammy; 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. A small Memorial Service will be held in her honor on January 24, 2014 in Apache Junction. Another Memorial will be held in her honor this summer when she returns home to Michigan. In addition to flowers donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association at the following web address:

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18 responses to Melba Darlene Tanner

  1. We have many fond memories of the Tanner family from when we lived on Hill St during the late 70’s. Melba had a heart of gold and loved all her children. She was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to. Our prayers go out to all the Tanners, especially Tom.

  2. what a great lady and she will be greatly missed, she always opened her heart and home to others but didn’t take crap from you either, may you rest in peace mom

  3. Carl Nielsen says:

    Thinking of you Tom.

  4. My sympathy and prayers are with you Tom and family

  5. Gloria Knapp says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Melba’s passing! She was such a sweet woman and was always so friendly! Gary and I will be praying for your family! Lots of hugs to all of you!

  6. So very sorry to hear of Melba’s passing. Such a thoughtful, beautiful person. Prayers go out to you Tom and the family.

  7. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Melba. May you gain strength from God through the coming days.

  8. priscilla says:

    Dear Tom & family,

    Thinking of you at this difficult time, wishing you peace and comfort in the special memories.

    Priscilla & Don Baxter

  9. Tom and family – I was shocked and saddened to hear that you have lost your Melba. She was so kind and friendly to me – always! God bless you at this sad time. My church says it’s a celebration of her continuing life. It’s still hard. I will pray for you. Cousin Patty

  10. Tom so sorry to hear about melba, I will keep you in my prayers. My she rest in peace .

  11. Tom so sorry to hear about melba, I will keep you in my prayers. My she rest in peace .

  12. Tom so sorry to hear about melba, I will keep you in my prayers. My she rest in peace .

  13. So sorry to hear this. Our Thoughts and prayers to all of the family at this difficult time.

  14. Paula Austin says:

    Tom, Becky , and Shawn, and your families, I am so sorry for your loss! Melba was my best friend in the world and we shared so many wonderful times together and we both said it didn;t matter how long that we didn’t see each other, we always remained best buds She was loved by so many people because of her kindness and her positive attitude..God Bless you Melbie!

  15. Patti Warren says:

    Melba,love and miss you darling, was a joy working with you way back when 🙂 now God has another angel rest in peace my dear friend.. my deepest condolences go out to Tom and the family.. time will heal.

  16. Thoughts and prayers going out to the whole family. May you rest in peace, Melba

  17. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one. I too have experienced that deep pain of loss. So, I look for ways to comfort others. I hope that you may find comfort in Job 14:14,15, which assures us that Almighty God has not only the power, but the desire to resurrect our dear loved ones.

  18. Pat Freeman says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. All of us have lost someone in death and the pain can be overwhelming. But please take comfort in the Bible’s message at John 5:28, 29, which offers a hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones.

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