Melanie Rose Garvin, 66, passed away January 10, 2021, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born November 21, 1954 in Springfield, Ohio to Bill and Virginia Garvin. She graduated with her undergrad from the University of Akron and her Master’s in Special Education from Capital University. She went on to teach students with special needs who are hearing impaired and she did this until retirement in 2016.

She enjoyed being in the kitchen cooking, canning, and baking (especially pies), and most recently started quilting. Nothing made her happier than watching her favorite Irish bands perform live and learning about her Irish heritage. Also, you could hear her for miles on game day if her beloved Cleveland Browns were playing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Joyce “Jodi” (Carl) Owens and Barbara “Bobi” (Phil) Naukam. Melanie is survived by her husband, Rick Wellman; daughters, Erica Verderico; Gina (Dustin); Dana Woodhurst (Andrew); brothers, Keith Garvin (Lisa); Robert Hall (Tonya); and grandchildren, Triton and Lily.

Services will be held at Shrine of Remembrance at 1730 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910. Calling hours will be Friday, January 15th from 5pm-7pm MT. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16th at 9:30am MT. A Facebook Live Event to watch the funeral service will be available from her Facebook page.

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  1. So very sorry for this loss. Melanie was a special woman and cared for very much by Rick’s family. She was a good wife to my brother and we truly appreciate that. She will be remembered with love. Sending healing prayers for family and friends.

  2. To Rick and Melanie’s family we are sorry for your loss. Melanie will be missed at all of our family events that she enjoyed so well..

  3. A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.

  4. Prayers and condolences. Melanie was my neighbor in Columbus, Ohio for a time and she was my friend. Her spirit and passion in all things she set her mind and heart into will be missed.

  5. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Melanie and I grew up in the same neighborhood. She was a great friend. I’m shocked and saddened but I certainly know she is with her Savior, Jesus.

  6. My deepest condolences on your loss. She was a great wife and a good friend. We will miss her so much.

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