July 13, 1956 - November 18, 2016

Melonie Smeltz, 60, passed away November 18, 2016 at her home in Butte Falls, Ore. after a long battle with cancer. Melonie was born July 13, 1956 in Medford, Ore. She grew up in Butte Falls and spent most of her life there.

Melonie was a longtime employee of the U.S. Forest Service and started working there in 1989. She loved her job at the Forest Service and the people she worked with. She spent many years out in the woods and not only loved the outdoors but was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the forest. She finally got her permanent job as Receptionist at the Butte Falls Ranger Station in 2010.

Melonie is survived by her son, Travis Smeltz; daughter, Brianna Smeltz; granddaughter, Kenley Egger; mother, Aloha Adams; father, Jim Moore; two brothers, Jimmy Moore (Diana) and Bennie Moore (Becky); grandmother, Grace Boren Armstrong; and nieces and nephew, Jimmy, Kari, and Mariah.

A potluck service will be held at 1:00 p.m. December 3, 2016 at The Landing, 801 Laurel Street. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Butte Falls Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 164, Butte Falls, Ore. 97522 or to Asante Hospice, 2960 Doctors Park Drive, Medford, Ore. 97504.