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Velois Marie Schmelzer

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Velois Marie Schmelzer was 78 when she went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in Medford, Ore.


Velois was born September 21, 1934 in Harrah, Okla., the daughter of Ralph O. Goodlin and Birdie J. (Kelly) Goodlin.


On February 19, 2011, she married Leo Jon Schmelzer.

Velois loved to travel, was musical, played piano and guitar, and loved to sing. All who knew her were blessed by her kindness, her humor and great loyalty and faithfulness to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was everybody's friend, always ready to give a helping hand.

In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Nickelson of Chelsea, Okla.; son, Tommy Grant of Lemoore, Calif.; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two children; daughter, Patsy Dobbs; son, Robert A Grant (Teddy); and three husbands, Robert C. Grant, Russell F. Wilson, and Kermit H. Greenwood.

Celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Living Praise, 115 Gibbon Rd., Central Point, Ore. Reverend Herb J. Trautman will be officiating.

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