Melvin Wade Rising went home to heaven on November 24th, 2020. Mel was born in Winfield, Kansas on April 3rd, 1927 to Elmer and Grace Rising. He graduated from Pittsburg State University and then spent two years in the army at Ft. Carson. Following this, he went on to UNC in Greeley, CO and graduated with a M.A. in Industrial Arts. He met Lois Hemmingson in Greeley and after teaching a year in Colorado Springs they were married and moved to San Diego, CA. Mel had a total of 34 years teaching both in San Diego and Colorado. Mel’s greatest goal was sharing Jesus Christ with others. He had several Bible clubs in different schools. Mel and Lois are members of Village Seven Presbyterian Church. He is survived by Lois his wife of 65 years and their three children, Lynn, Melanie, and Paul and their spouses, Rob, Rodney, and Tara, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, sister Celeste, a niece and a nephew. Because of Covid19, a graveside service will be held for the immediate family with a memorial service hopefully at a later date, to be determined.