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Melinda Michelle (Burge) Christ
March 27, 1957 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Melinda Michelle Burge Christ, was born on March 27, 1957, in Lake Charles, LA, she passed away from a stroke on August 12, 2023, in Golden, CO.
Melinda was part of a closely-knit family. She shared a special bond with her sister Vickie Wessel, her husband John, and her sister Lecia Gill, her nephews Tadd Wessel and his wife Carrie, Zachary Wessel and his wife Lark, and her nieces Mary Lindsey Wessel and Lilly Gill. She was also close with her blended family members; step-father Charles W. Richard (deceased) step-sister Charlane Compton (Jack), step-brother Charles Richard, Jr. (deceased), and step-sister Velarie Frusha (John-deceased). Melinda loved many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; Geneve Jeanette Richard and Winfred Edison Burge.
While in Texas, Melinda owned C&G Draperies and Flourishes Custom Draperies. She loved design and had the opportunity to work on multiple movies filmed in Austin, Texas. The City of Kyle honored Melinda for all her work on the Planning and Zoning Commission. She was honored with a group of women in Texas as a Women Entrepreneur and received awards of appreciation from countless groups.
Melinda's journey began in Louisiana, led to Texas and the next destination was Colorado. Melinda found joy in collecting beautiful objects, each piece telling a story of its own. An ardent music lover, she found solace in melodies that resonated with her spirit. A voracious reader, she loved spending time with her “bookies”, a monthly book club group that shared good books, friendship, and of course, wine. An active supporter of the Democratic Party, she was also a member of the Lefty’s Group for several years.
In Golden, Colorado, Melinda enjoyed friends, her dog Rosie, and the companionship of Dan Hayes. She loved her life living on Table Mountain and spending time with Sydney Hayes too. Through her kindness and thoughtfulness, she made a significant difference in the lives of those around her. As we remember Melinda, let us not dwell on her departure but celebrate her life and the beautiful memories she has left behind. May her spirit continue to inspire us, and may her legacy live on in the hearts and lives of those she touched.
A private Celebration of Life will be held in Golden, Colorado.
Those so inclined, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. The website is www.diabetes.org