Melba J. Doudney
September 26, 1939 - June 20, 2010

 Melba J. Doudney was born on September 26, 1939 in Hawkeye, Iowa, the daughter of Newton Edward and Florence (King) Lee. She grew up in the area and on July 3, 1965, she was united in marriage to Leland Doudney in Preston, Minnesota. Melba dedicated her life to raising her family and later to enjoying all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Melba enjoyed doing everything with her family and her favorite day was the fourth of July with all it’s activities and especially the parade.  She enjoyed life and her family and they will all miss her very much.

 She is survived by her husband, Leland of Fairbank, two sons, Herb (Gail) Doudney and Newton (Irene) Doudney all of Oelwein, a daughter, Pam Doudney of Fairbank, eight grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Josie (Andrew Heth), Jennifer, Jayden, Tara, Samantha and Ciara, also 3 great grandchildren, Nathan, Makenzie and Jolene and two sisters, Shirley Holub  of Oran, Iowa and Carol Randell of Oelwein. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Robert and Edward, two sisters, Irene and Betty and a half-sister, Iva Mae Parker and her parents, Newton and Florence.

 

Services:  1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Geilenfeld Funeral Chapel in Oelwein, Iowa with Rev. John Kerr officiating.  Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Visitation:  3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein.

 

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colleen on July 24, 2016 at 6:27 AM said:

I know you forgive me for missing your services...I was away and was not aware of your passing...seems I get worse at these times we must all face...I miss you...we always had a cool aunt relationship you were my closes aunt...love that we spent time at newt and Irene's thankful for that time should have been more I miss uncle sonny..he is my fav uncle ..and love my cousins too. See u on the other side...miss your ham gravy...love u aunt melba
colleen on July 24, 2016 at 6:23 AM said:

I know you forgive me for missing your services...I was away and was not aware of your passing...seems I get worse at these times we must all face...I miss you...we always had a cool aunt relationship you were my closes aunt...love that we spent time at newt and Irene's thankful for that time should have been more I miss uncle sonny..he is my fav uncle ..and love my cousins too. See u on the other side...miss your ham gravy...love u
.... on October 23, 2011 at 8:39 AM said:

You always told me how I was your favorite.. I always enjoyed the time we spend together when I was little. I hope that someday I can see you again...
Anonymous on July 26, 2011 at 10:10 AM said:

Not a day goes by that I dont think of you, I have your scarf hanging on the mirrior in my car your alwasy with me. Every time I make mac and cheese I think of the time you made it for us with jucie, beacuse you were out of milk.
tara doudney on March 4, 2011 at 6:44 PM said:

i miss you so much grandma we all do i miss all the memories with you like telling the cps to fuck off when u seen them we put flowers on your grave every month we love you in memory of my grandma!
Ron and Katie Randall on June 21, 2010 at 12:38 PM said:

You will be missed, Aunt Melba.

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