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OBITUARY

Ms. Melba Jane Gwinn

October 22, 1935June 28, 2020
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Melba Gwinn, of Bedford, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home on June 28, 2020. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

Melba was born in 1935 in Handley, Texas to Blanche and Charlie Rigby. The youngest of six children, Melba spent her childhood around her loving family, especially her big sister Katy. Melba attended Handley High School where she met the love of her life, David Gwinn. The two were wed in 1955 and two years later they had their only child Dana Lynn. David and Melba spent their lives traveling, especially to Las Vegas, going to Lake Texoma, and attending the Jonnie High Country Music Revue on Saturday nights. Melba worked for the HEB ISD for 30 years with her sister-in-law Moena Rigby. In 1983 Melba’s life was forever changed when her only grandson, Kyle, was born. Melba and David spent the rest of their lives spoiling Kyle, attending his sporting events and traveling with him. Melba enjoyed spending time with her family, going to Rangers games and NASCAR races, watching her grandson’s baseball games, going on CMR bus trips and making her famous apricot fried pies.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Blanche and Charlie Rigby, her husband of 60 years, David Gwinn, and her son-in-law Ricky Thomason.

She is survived by her daughter Dana Lynn Thomason of Bedford, grandson Kyle David Thomason and wife Jodi Marie Thomason of Bedford, great grandson Clark Wyatt Thomason of Bedford, sister-in-law Moena Rigby of Spring, Texas, niece Jill Muzyka and husband Mike Muzyka of Kennedale, and great nieces Kennedy Muzyka and Logan Muzyka.

The visitation will be held on July 2, at 11:30 a.m. at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home with the Funeral Service to follow at 12:30 p.m., Internment will follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Ms. Melba Jane Gwinn

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Kaye Gumm

July 1, 2020

Dana, Your Mother was so special! I will always remember our Stowe beginning of the year party at the racetrack and dessert with your sweet Mom. It was the best party ever. Sending prayers for peace and strength along with hugs for you and your family.

Kaye Gumm

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