Melvia D. Goldy

Died March 2, 2020


Melvia D. Goldy, 94, formerly of West Branch, died Monday, March 2, 2020 in Saline, MI. Melvia was born in West Branch, October 9, 1925 to Carrie (Meddaugh) and Frank Green. She married Ronald Clyde Goldy, August 28, 1943. She and Ron were long-time West Branch residents except for short periods in Colorado where Ron served in WWII and in Midland, MI. In 2015 she moved to Ypsilanti and then Saline, MI to be closer to her children.

Melvia was an excellent quilter, making quilts she entered into the Ogemaw County Fair and eventually gave to family members. Over the years she and Ron built or remodeled several houses and both enjoyed watching wildlife and playing cards with friends as they sat on their back porch while living on 1/8th Line Road. After Ron’s death, with the help of family and friends, Melvia continued her remodeling and landscaping efforts. Her houses were always clean and orderly and she received many compliments on her landscaping.

She is survived by four children; Marilyn (Keith) Stanger of Ypsilanti, MI, Ron (Kathy) Goldy of Stevensville, MI, Richard (Mary) Goldy of Tecumseh, MI, and Mary (George) Mitchell of Ypsilanti, MI, four grandchildren; Aaron (Karen) and Mark (Laura Joy) Goldy, Laura (Adam) Moyer and Yale Mitchell and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two half-sisters, Mary Ann (Roy) Benjamin and Rosemarie (Roger) Detzler.

Preceding her in death were husband, Ron (August 30, 1994); parents, Frank and Carrie Green; stepmother, Rosetta Green and sisters, Virginia (Alfred) Schaefer and Beatrice (Steve) Kartes and brothers, Frank (Joanne) and Tyrus Green. Her brother, Vern (Delores) Green died three days after Melvia on March 5, 2020.

Funeral services will take place in conjunction with her brother, Vern, on March 26 with a reception at 10:00 a.m. followed by an 11:00 a.m. service at St. Joseph Catholic Church, West Branch. She will be buried alongside Ron in the Saint Joseph cemetery. In lieu of flowers or contributions, the family encourages you to remember Melvia by doing something special with your family or for your community.


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