Obituaries

Melonie Smeltz, 60, passed away at her home in Butte Falls on November 18, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Melonie was born in Medford, Oregon on July 13, 1956.  She grew up in Butte Falls and spent most of her life there.  Melonie was a long time 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 nephews, Jimmy, Kari, and Mariah. A potluck service will be held at The Landing, 801 Laurel Street on December 3rd at 1 p.m.  Memorial donations can be made in her name to the Butte Falls Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 164, Butte Falls, OR  97522 or to Asante Hospice, 2960 Doctors Park Drive, Medford Oregon  97504.

 

Jim Goodboe passed away peacefully this evening.

 

He was an amazing person with a heart bigger than his stature here on earth, and he will be dearly missed.

 

Betty is doing okay, and has asked that we all respect her privacy during this time.

 

Please refrain from calling her or stopping by while she works through the next few difficult steps with her family.

 

She is staying in touch with members of the Support Group, and we will be notified at the appropriate time of any needs or wishes from the family.

 

Plans for a memorial service will be announced when those arrangements have been made.

 

Please join me in wishing the Goodboe Family all the best.  Jim was truly a remarkable man – one of a kind.

 

 

Rod Edwards