Melba Rose Rye

March 12, 1938January 17, 2020

Born to William Lee and Delsie Dixon Kimes March 12,1938 at Midridge, Missouri. She moved with her family to Colorado in 1954 for the logging industry. She graduated from Cache LaPoudre High School in 1956. She was united in marriage to Reece Benjamin "RB" Rye on March 15,1958. She worked at Poudre Plastics and Teledyne Water Pik in Ft. Collins where she retired. Although, she had no children of her own she loved and doted on her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents William Lee and Delsie Kimes, her husband RB Rye, brothers; Winfred, Donald and William Gene Kimes, one great nephew Jessie Kimes. She leaves to mourn two sisters-in-law, Ilene Kimes and Diane Kimes from Missouri. Nieces, Roxanna Lynn Dennison and Melba Madsen. Nephews, Kenny, William Lee, John, Charles"Chuck, Eddie Reece,and William Gene, Jr.Kimes.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 23, 2020


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Sherrie Waltz

January 22, 2020

It's been my pleasure to have been able to get to know Rose and enjoy her company and her wonderful stories of her life. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Fly high Rose. 🌹