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Melba Card
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Melba L. Card was born to the late William and Dora Lowe, March 2, 1914, in Las Animas, CO. She passed away on August 2, 2013 in Longmont, CO at the age of 99. Melba had five brothers, Paul, Walter, Glenn, Gordon, and Orville and one sister, Inez.
Melba graduated from Bent County High School in 1932. She married the late William Card in 1946, and they lived in Palo Alto, CA. Melba continued to live in Palo Alto until she moved to the Bridge Assisted Living in Longmont, CO, in 2011.
Melba was chief operator for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in Las Animas for 13 years. She was employed by Pacific Bell, later AT&T, as a supervisor for 40 years.
Melba was an active member of Sequoia Christian Church in Redwood City, California, and delighted in caring for children in the church nursery for many years. She belonged to the Eastern Star in Palo Alto and had received the Rob Morris Award for her special work in the Palo Alto Chapter. Melba was known for her caring ways with people, and often visited those who were sick and in need of assistance. Melba was a great San Francisco Giants fan and enjoyed watching the Giants win the World Series.
Melba is survived by many nieces and nephews: Betty Lusk , Bob Lowe, Sharon Marcum , Jean Decker, Jack Lowe, Janet Catlin, Kay Lowe-Wendling, Glenn Lowe and Karen Tribble.