No funeral services will be conducted for Marguerite "Petre" Melvin, 77, of Bombay Beach who was cremated. She died Tuesday in John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio.
Mrs. Melvin was born May 18, 1923, in Williamson, W.V.
She was a member of the American Guild of Variety Artists and in later years worked in the health-care field.
She was a 23-year member of the American Legion auxiliary, Unit 801, Bombay Beach. She served in many offices in the auxiliary, including as president of her unit and District 30.
She also served on commissions for the American Legion auxiliary, department of California.
American Legion auxiliary Unit 801, Bombay Beach will conduct a memorial service for Mrs. Melvin in October. The specific date will be announced at later date.
Survivors include longtime friends Audrey Hoffmeyer, David Hoffmeyer, Ray Fischer and Frank Raymond.
NANCY BYRD ROOT
Memorial services will be private for Nancy Byrd Root, 86, of Niland, who died Thursday in Palm Desert.