Melinda M. & Family
RIP Melinda Montana - 1961 to 2022 - Age 61
Melinda died of cancer shortly after Thanksgiving, 2022. Quintin and Makayla (her children-now adults) now live in Decatur, Indiana and moved here just before Christmas, 2022.
AKA Melinda Patterson, Barrymore, Villanueva, and last before she passed, Montana. I met Melinda when she was married to Jay B. I'd known her since before she had any children. She did become a grandma several times over which makes me feel soooo old. Maybe it's because I am. LOL. I have some old photos in my collection, but instead, here are some Facebook photos memories.
Here are Quintin and Mel at Disneyland. If you didn't recognize the characters, they're Bert and Mary Poppins. Taken Oct 13, 2018.
Here's Erik teasing Makayla while on vacation in October, 2018 at Disneyland. Before Mel's death, her and Erik had split up because of his alcoholism that he wrestled with for many years.
Not quite the perfect picture, but a 2018 photo of Makayla and Quintin. Amazing that Makayla looks so much like her mom.
And finally, a couple of photos of Mel's "children," though obviously adults now. Known 'em both since they were babies. And I actually was babysitter when I was needed when my job at Radio Shack (remember them?) wouldn't get in the way. I really worked a LOT of hours back then.
Chauntel is on the left and Krystal on the right. From Facebook. Don't have any photos of their kids but they have a good collection of them on Facebook. Chauntel blocked me on Facebook many years ago. Not exactly sure why, but it would be great to get back in contact with her someday and see what's been happening in her life. News from her dad (Jay) is that Chauntel is learning to be a doctor and I know personally that Krystal is about to become a schoolteacher as of March, 2023. Don't think she has very long to go to get whatever certificate she needs. That's excellent!!!