Melvin 'Mel' Kenneth Wehrle died November 13, 2007, at the age of 64. He was born in Denver, Colorado, on March 18, 1943. His parents were Clarence and Ethel Wehrle. Mel graduated from North High School in June, 1962. He served two years (November, 1964-November, 1966) in the U. S. Army Military Police as a Personnel Specialist. He was employed by United Air Lines at the Flight Training Center in Denver from July, 1968 to November, 2001. Mel was preceded in death by his father, mother, adopted sister Verna and brother Walter. He is survived by six cousins, Merle E. Miller of Broomfield, Ronald A. Miller of Colorado Springs, Dan Brown of Canon City, Donna Crawford of Greer SC, Bob Brown of Denver CO and Janet Oschaner of Lafayette CO. Mel loved to travel, taking many trips to locations around the world. He also liked to go biking in the mountains. Memorial service will be held at Valley Community Church, 4253 Mercantile St., in Colorado City, Colorado, on December 8, 2007, at 11:00 A. M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Community Church in Colorado City. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I woke about 3 o’clock this morning and was amazed see the beautiful constellation Orion filling our bedroom window. My first thought was of Mel, who many times told me, as we were building our house, that we’d love seeing the stars at night, as he did. The last time I saw Mel was a few days before he died, as we waved to each other when I drove down the hill. Godspeed, Mel.

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