Gertrude M. Melton
May 25, 1927 – July 25, 2021
Gertrude M. Melton (Paffel), 94, passed away on July 25, 2021 surrounded by her family.
She was a native of northern Wisconsin and a long-term resident of Ceres/Modesto. Gertrude worked as a teacher in private and public schools, most notably in the Ceres Unified School district as a special education teacher. Her teaching career spanned 57 years. She enjoyed helping others and was an active member of her church’s community outreach program. She and her husband greatly impacted many lives through their generosity.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 75 years, Lyle. She is survived by her son, Larry (Barbara) Melton; her daughters, Ginger Melton, Terry (Dave) Eisenstadt, Sue (Rick) Seibel and Sally (Bill) Allred; and 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Private burial was at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, Calif.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Modesto Gospel Mission 1400 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto CA 95354; or other agencies serving the homeless population.
–Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, July 28, 2021