A visit to Hawaii in 1968 gave Melva an epiphany; her family moved there within that year. As much as she loved Texas, she felt more at home in the Hawaiian environment and culture. Melva volunteered throughout her adulthood for charitable organizations such as Hospice, S.A.F.E. and Drive a Senior. Melva took up golf at age forty and loved it almost as much as she loved her children. She boasted about how she played from the men's tees and usually outdrove them. Melva was known for her gracious sociability and for being very outspoken. Melva's family and friends benefitted from her immense ability to love. Her loss leaves not a hole but a chasm. Survived by children Roseanne Uli'i, Sheri Frazier (Michel Hess) and Scott Frazier (Lois). She was Tutu to grandchildren Keala, Rylee, Lehua, Kawehi, Kulamanu and Kelsi, step-grandchildren Dani, Jason, Heather and Holly, 12 great-grandkids, 5 'hanai' great-grandkids, and one great-great grandson.
Melva's ashes will be scattered in Hawaii at a date to be determined. Remembrances can be made to the Hawaii Food Bank.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased