Michael Edward Melton, age 80, of Orem, Utah passed away on December 26, 2020. He was born June 10,1940 in Bell, California to Verna Lucille Josephine Aamodt and Hubert Edward Melton. He married Lana Lee Bigler on February 20,1964 in the Los Angeles temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Mickey, as he was known, worked for the United States Postal Service in both California and Utah, retiring from the postal service and settling permanently in Utah in 1995. In his younger years he worked at Disneyland and post-retirement he worked for Burrell's Press Clippings and the Alpine School District. Mickey had many interests and enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery, gardening, camping, athletics and travel, especially trips to Disneyland, Disneyworld and on Disney Cruises with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in callings in the bishopric, High Priests Group, Elder's Quorum and Young Men's organization and was a faithful home teacher. He served 3 missions; as a stake missionary in Chico, California, as a missionary at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah and as a missionary with his wife Lana at the LDS Employment Center in Provo, Utah.
Mickey was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend who is survived by his wife Lana (Orem, UT), sisters, Barbara Phay (San Bernardino, CA) and Penny Pederson (Redlands, CA); children Torrie (Peter) Wright (St. George, UT), Todd (Cathy) Van Valkenberg (South Jordan, UT), Cari (Mark) Greenwood (Spanish Fork, UT), Aaron (Tanya) Melton (Spanish Fork UT), Wendy Day (Orem, UT), Nathan (Audrey) Melton (Spanish Fork, UT), Joshua (Gretchen) Melton (Pittsburgh, PA) and Susan (Kenny) Greer (Spanish Fork, UT); 30 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother, Jerry Melton and his son John Boadway (Melton) and granddaughter Ashley Wright.
Funeral services are being conducted by the Sundberg-Olpin & Wheeler Mortuary at the Sunset Heights 8th ward, 500 S 600 W Orem, UT on Friday January 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral services, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
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