George N. Melonas, 79, passed away April 15, 2011. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Eileen; daughter, Karen (Robert) Mitchell of Denver; brothers, Bill (Barbara) of Pueblo and Milton (Josephine) of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Brandon (Sarah) Mitchell of Maineville; Ohio Jeffrey Mitchell of Maldon, Mass. and Michelle (Randy) Peterson of Littleton, Colo.; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Rodney; five sisters and one brother. George was born to Nicholas and Annie Melonas on April 26, 1931, in Walsenburg, Colo. He retired from CF&I as a forklift operator. He enjoyed old Western shows and carpentry. George was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in the Bishopric for several years and on the Stake High Council. He also served a mission in Fresno, Calif. Viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Aunt Eileen,
    I miss you and love you very much. You were so right in saying that he is comforted now. Thank you for your guidance and love in my youth. Uncle George taught me how to work hard and be a better man. We will miss him dearly.

    Bill Melonas.

  2. Dear Aunt Eileen, Karen and family,
    Sometimes our lives are blessed by people who are so special that we are happier, just because we knew them. Uncle George was one of those kind and gentle persons.
    With love and deepest sympathy,

  3. Another Angel gets his wings, Because he was such an sent angel for us, while we were in Pueblo, Not sure if we would have stayed if it were not for him. He wil be remembered with much love. From our family to yours. We are so greatfull for him and the amazing LADY, that he chose to marry such pur-_ ness of heart . People like him make this world so much nicer to be in.Eileen you are in our prayers.

  4. Sending our deepest sympathies to all family and friends of George. He was a dear family friend, and best friend of our dad, Conrad Markus II. He will be greatly missed. The Markus Family

  5. Please accept our deepest sympathies. It was so very sad to hear about George, he was such a wonderful man.

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