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.

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  1. Sending our heartfelt sympathies to Lois and to all Mel’s family. He was a dearly loved and godly man that we were best to have known and worshiped with for 35 years.

  2. Rich and I were so saddened to hear of uncle Mel’s passing. He was one of the kindest and most gracious man we have ever known. Rich was fortunate to spend many vacations with Mel and the Rising family growing up. I was fortunate to experience the Rising family graciousness as well. We always felt welcome and Mel and the family made our visits very memorable for our family. Mel was very loved and he will missed greatly.

  3. I’m so sad to hear this. I loved him like a second Father. The entire family was instrumental in my walk with God and great memories from growing up. Blessing to you all. You are in my prayers. Love Brenda

  4. For all who were privileged to know Mel, he was a gift in their lives. His life honored His Lord and we will miss this dear and precious friend so much. All our love, caring, and deep sympathy are extended to Lois and their beautiful family. We so share in your sorrow.

  5. Mel had the sweetest disposition of any man I’ve known. He was a wonderful example of how we all should strive to treat others in our short time here on earth. Never did I encounter Mel without receiving his full bright smile and warm greeting. Being with him was truly theraputic in the best way. You always felt valued and appreciated walking away from those moments. I’ve been richly blessed by knowing Mel. His faith in Jesus was strong, and I know he’s enjoying his eternal reward.

  6. So very sorry for your families loss. I know he was loved dearly. May your memories comfort all of you during this time.

  7. Our family has had the privilege of knowing Mel and his family since 1955. He was a God loving, talented wood worker and a wonderful friend. Although we miss having him with us, we know he is with Christ Jesus. You are in our prayers. May God strengthen and comfort you.

  8. I am so sad to hear of Mel’s passing. As a child I spent many days visiting the Rising household. Melanie and I were classmates and best friends in grade school, and our families went to the same church. Mel and Lois always treated me so well and it was a joy to spend time with them. My parents (Joe & Joanne Zinn) and I wish to extend our condolences to the Rising family. May the peace of God be with you during this time of mourning. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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