‘Mel’ Perkins

Obituaries

February 19, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Melvin “Mel” Perkins, 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born April 15, 1936, in Humboldt to Ted and Frances Perkins. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1954.
On Oct. 1, 1954, he married Alma “Beth” King. He worked in a grocery store before being hired by Lehigh Cement Company, now LaFarge. In 1971 the family moved to Metaline Falls, Wash., in 1973 he was transferred to Missoula, Mont., as a terminal manager where he lived until his retirement in 1997.
The couple liked to go camping in their recreational vehicle. They sold their home in Missoula and traveled and became campground hosts at Charles Waters Campground in Montana until they built their home in Arizona City, Ariz.
He liked to work on classic cars and was an avid model car collector.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Connie Howell, Bozeman, Mont., Kay Pellant, Peoria, Ariz., and Vickie Knudson, Dixie, Wash.; a grandson, Theodore “T.J.” Brady; granddaughters, Katie Brady, Elizabeth Knudson-Walker and Nikki Howell; and a great-granddaughter.
The family will welcome friends to their home from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at 11165 W. Xavier Dr., in Arizona City.
Memorials may be sent to Arizona City Library. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 118, Arizona City, AZ 85123.

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