Melvin Wayne Hicks

July 18, 1930July 7, 2018

Melvin Wayne Hicks, 87 of Aurora died Saturday July 7th, 2018 at University Hospital.

Mr. Hicks was born July 18, 1930 in Linden, CO to Ivan and Lula (Baker) Hicks. He married Helen Karban May 31, 1950 in Denver at his Uncle Emmett's house.

He loved all of the old country classics. He enjoyed fishing, playing guitar with his brother Horace at local nursing homes and family reunions. He loved spending time helping at his brother in law Joe's farm and spending time with his family, including taking all of his grandchildren to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

He is survived by his wife Helen Hicks of Aurora, CO. Three daughters; Betty Hicks of Lansing, Michigan. Susan Staley (Chuck) of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Sandra De Marco (John) of Lakewood, Colorado, three grandchildren and their spouses, one great grand-daughter and loving sisters, cousins and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ivan and Lula Hicks, brother Horace Hicks, Son-in-law Robert Miller, Grand-daughter Lisa Miller and Grandson Matthew De Marco.

Memorial Services will be held Thursday July 12, 2018 at Olinger Moore Howard Chapel at 4345 W. 46th Avenue, Denver CO 80212. Viewing at 9 AM, funeral service at 10 AM, and interment at Hampden Memorial Gardens - 8600 E. Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80231. Reception will follow at Funeral home.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Heidi Williams

July 14, 2018

Grandpa taught me many things over the years but one thing he taught me was that love is unconditional. I had a hard time after my dad died and was not easy to be around but no matter what he was always there with a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry of or a joke to make you laugh. I will miss him dearly.

Betty Hicks

July 12, 2018

When I think of my dad, I think of the wonderful sense of humor that he had. He would often tell us about some of the things that happened while they were at “the farm.” What a character!!!

Susan Staley

July 11, 2018

I have many fond memories of playing music with Dad and Uncle Horace. I chorded on the piano or when that wasn't available, I played chords on the accordian. I always had a minimal part in the performance and that was just fine with me. Sometimes, though, Dad would be in a teasing mood and say, "Take it Susie!". I think I probably turned panic white because I had no idea how to play lead on the songs. I learned to "go with the flow" quickly and almost got the hang of it all. I miss those times.