mom sewing a baby blanket at church
Annamae Melville
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 12, 1932
  • Date of passing: Jun 1, 2014
Let the memory of Annamae be with us forever

A Celebration of Life service will be held June 21, 2014 at 12 noon at First Presbyterian Church, 600 N. Main Street, Santa Ana. In Annamae’s name donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers. 


This memorial website was created in memory of our dear mother/grandmother/aunt/sister, Annamae Melville, 82, born on March 12, 1932 and passed away on June 1, 2014.
We created this online site to encourage anyone who had the honor of knowing Annamae to share their tributes, memories, stories, and photographs.  It will create a permanent testament to what Annamae meant to so many people.
Please feel free to visit often and share tributes and photos.  
We will remember her forever!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Shirley Smith on 1st June 2016

"Missing you as always.  In my heart and prayers this day and always."

This tribute was added by Shirley Smith on 12th March 2016

"Happy birthday beautiful sister. Missing you but know that you are in a better place.You are always in my heart!♡♡♡"

This tribute was added by Norma Landers on 12th March 2016

"Happy birthday Mother! 84 today, I miss you so much! You are always in my thoughts every day. I have quit smoking, I know that would have made you happy. Today is day 56 with no tobacco. I restrung several of your wind chimes and have them hanging around the patio. When the wind blows, I hear them chime and I imagine they are you, so I talk to them. Yes I hear and see you every where. I love you so much! Love Norma Jean"

This tribute was added by Haley Dyer on 12th March 2016

"Missing you every day. Beth and I are going to play scrabble on the board you made me today. I wish you could be here and meet Adelynn Mae and McKenna Faith. I can just picture you holding them with your big beautiful smile on your face. I cannot wait to tell them stories about you when they are older. Happy 84th. Love you so so much"

This tribute was added by Barbara Pastos on 12th March 2016

"Missing you on this day,  your 84th birthday,Our Angel  in  heaven missing our talks,our hugs and you my big  sister.your sister Barb"

This tribute was added by Harriet Horner Zierer on 12th March 2016

"Sill missing you. Hardly a day goes by that I don't think of you and all you did for me."

This tribute was added by Shirley Smith on 1st June 2015

"Sure do miss your laughter, big Sis!  You are always in my heart and my prayers. Love you always."

This tribute was added by Harriet Horner Zierer on 1st June 2015

"It's been a year since Mae left us. I miss her smiling face and her helping hands. I'm sure that she is in peace."

This tribute was added by Lois Oester on 1st June 2015

"Missing you today and always, the very best big sister EVER. Love you forever."

This tribute was added by Barbara Pastos on 1st June 2015

"Missing you,after a year, think of you so often, and miss our special talks,my special angel,love you always."

This tribute was added by pamela shatraw on 1st June 2015

"Remembering you today and always."

This tribute was added by Alice Reed on 12th March 2015

"Missing you and your wonderful smile and caring personality.  Happy birthday up in heaven!  Sending you hugs and kisses from all of us.  Love you a million bushels!"

This tribute was added by Alice Reed on 12th March 2015

"Missing you and your wonderful smile and caring personality.  Happy birthday up in heaven!  Sending you hugs and kisses from all of us.  Love you a million bushels!"

This tribute was added by Harriet Horner Zierer on 12th March 2015

"I miss Mae so much. I wish she could have stayed here a lot longer with her family that she loved so much."

This tribute was added by Margaret Weir on 12th March 2015

"Thinking of you today Mother and all the wonderful birthdays we've celebrated together. I miss you terribly!"

This tribute was added by Shirley Smith on 12th March 2015

"Happy Birthday dearest Mae. I miss our long phone conversations.
I miss your infectious laughter. I miss you!!
You were such a light in our lives."

This tribute was added by Barbara Pastos on 12th March 2015

"Special thoughts and a Happy Birthday to my very special sister in heaven, miss you so much,cherish our special times together forever."

This tribute was added by Lois Oester on 12th March 2015

"Happy first Birthday in heaven to my sister,think of you sooooo often,and will miss you forever."

This tribute was added by pamela shatraw on 12th March 2015

"Aunt Mae was kind, caring and loving. She had kind words, a beautiful smile and always a warm hug. We miss you Aunt Mae!"

This tribute was added by Haley Dyer on 14th August 2014

"I will never forget that smile that never faded. And how much fun I had playing scrabble and hearing stories. I wish I was able to see you more and that my daughter Adelynn Mae could meet her great, great Grandmother Anna Mae. I will makes sure she knows you through stories and pictures.  I will always miss your smile and sense of humor. Love your great granddaughter,
Haley Rae Silkowski-Dyer."

This tribute was added by Margaret Weir on 27th June 2014

"I admired Mother for the kind of woman she was, the way she looked at the world, the way she cared for others, and the way she spread joy wherever she went. I'm so grateful that a wonderful woman like her was also my very special Mother. She has always been and will forever be "Our Angel.""

This tribute was added by Shirley Smith on 13th June 2014

"My dear sister Mae, I miss you so much already. I remember when I was a young teen and babysat for you and Fred,  For extra money, I would Iron for you, mostly the kids clothes, Some of them had lots of ruffles!! The kids were always dressed nice and you tried to keep them neat. The boys didn't always cooperate.
I knew I could always tell you any troubles I was having as a teen and you would talk with me and advise me. Such a good big sister.
I remember some of those silly songs we sang too.  My favorite song you sang to me was the one you made up when I was born.  I sang it to my 5 grandchildren just substituting their name for mine.
Always in my heart..........."

This tribute was added by Norma Landers on 12th June 2014

"My Dearest Mother,where do I begin?  I feel so blessed to have a loving Mother like you.  The saying, "not knowing what you have until it is gone" is so true. The ties we have as a family are strong and even stronger since you are gone.  Gone from this earth to Heaven, a much better place.  We will all meet again soon for our family reunion with all the other angels.  I know you are looking down on us with a smile.  You are forever in my heart.  I love you so much!  Your daughter Norma Jean"

This tribute was added by Barbara Pastos on 11th June 2014

"My beautiful big sister, I will miss you so much, and our long talks and your caring advice.You will be with our beautiful angels,  and forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Caren Golub on 11th June 2014

"Our friendship started on that sunny summer day back in 1970 at the swimming pool, where I have for the past 44 years been blessed knowing and loving Annamae.  So many many fond memories, but the one that resonates to this day and forever will was the kindness, patience and love that she showed to me.  She showed me the path to the Lord, as I was welcomed to attend church every Sunday and every summer for vacation bible school.  Had it not been for Annamae I might have never known the glory of his presence.  
All the days and nights spent at the Melville’s, just like one of their own kids, a second mom in my mind.  Birthday, Halloween and any occasion to have a party was always a thrill!  From spin the bottle to post office to haunted house...so many GOOD good times spent and shared...Thank you Annamae for being a protector for being there when you knew my mom had to work two jobs to support my sister and I. You will forever and ever be in my heart...♥ you Caren"

This tribute was added by Todd Smith-Bergollo on 10th June 2014

"This is a wonderful tribute and the pictures are so wonderful to look through. My best memories of Aunt Mae are of her visits to us when I was a kid.  She was always so much fun with lots of games, stories, and silly things to do.   She loved being with others - such a blessing to be in her presence!"

This tribute was added by Lois Oester on 10th June 2014

"Such a beautiful tribute to my big sister Annamae.she was always very caring and loving from way back before we even started kindergarten, we sat on the ground and made mud pies,Mother told us as we finished making them, I wanted Mae to taste them and she did just that so I wouldn't cry. That is sisterly Love   She will be forever loved and missed.    Rest in peace my Dear Annamae."

This tribute was added by toni hoffmeister on 10th June 2014

"As long as I can remember, Annamae & Fred were in my parents thoughts and hearts.  Growing up,  it was like we were family, not just friends.  Mae was a very special person,...  she was one of the sweetest, kindest, loving persons I've ever had the privilege to know. My heart is sad for her family and friends, but I know she has been reunited with many who have passed on before her!  My parents included.  We love you Mae!!"

This tribute was added by Von Richesin on 8th June 2014

"Grandma will certainly be missed by our family here in Arkansas! We know she has gone to be with her Lord and Savior, and for that we are excited for her! However, the human side of me wants to say, "Wait! I didn't get to thank her for...." There are so many ways to finish that sentence. I have countless memories that I will cherish always!"

This tribute was added by Alice Reed on 8th June 2014

"My mom was a wonderful mother and friend.  She had a heart of gold and touched anyone she ever had the pleasure to know. She always brought joy to every family gathering.   We were  so blessed to have such a loving, supportive, nurturing and fantastic Mom.  It is so hard to believe that my mom has entered the kingdom of heaven. She will truly be missed but will be our guardian angel for eternity."

This tribute was added by Dan Reed on 8th June 2014

"What a fantastic lady and the best mother in law.  We are going to miss her a lot.  Always fun to have around and laugh at my silly jokes.
She would always ask me (even when the kids were little) "are things getting any better?".....I finally said yes.......after Stephanie graduated from college!"


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