Melvin Joseph McKeon, 77, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family in Parachute, Colo., on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.
Born May 22, 1935, in Bay County, Mich., Melvin and his family lived in Michigan, Arizona and Texas before he discovered his passion for the Rocky Mountains in the wonderful state of Colorado.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Joann McKeon; daughter, Kim (Wisdom); and sons, Rodney, Melvin, Jr., James and Erick. Melvin is also survived by his mother, sister, two brothers, 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Crown Peak Baptist Church, 101 W. Battlement Parkway in Battlement Mesa.
Relatives and friends are welcome at the service and the reception immediately following from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Flowers and cards should be sent to 90 E. Silverbell Place, Parachute, CO 81635.