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Daicia Marie Mellon

February 11, 1989February 5, 2021

Daicia Marie Mellon (31) Loving Mother, Faithful Friend to Many and Proud Member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville; left us all much too soon Friday, February 5, 2021. Daicia entered this world on Saturday, February 11, 1989 in Spokane, Washington to Oscar H. and Dianne Sutton-Mellon. An excellent student and voracious reader, teenage Daicia found schooling too easy and so earned her GED at the age of 15 years. Daicia married once to David Cox Jr., and though they later divorced, Daicia and David remained close friends, together co-parenting their three beautiful children whom they both adore. Her first beloved pet being a pig named – “Wilbur” Daicia, loved animals of all kinds and you never knew how many pampered dogs you may find living with Daicia in her home. A very creative person, Daicia enjoyed beading, being well known for the earrings she made. As a young adult Daicia discovered a love of hunting, which she excelled at, having taken numerous deer and a moose. She delighted in sharing her knowledge of hunting, fishing and just spending time during long walks in the woods with her wonderful children.

Daicia’s proud legacy lives on through her three children: Gabriel Lloyd Oscar Mellon, McKenzie Agnes Elizabeth Cox and Brantley James Braddoc Cox; parents: Oscar H. Mellon and Dianne Sutton Burke; grandmother: Leona Sutton; siblings: Tricia Aubertin and Merce Aubertin; nephews and nieces: Dusty Rose Aubertin, Velvet Rain Aubertin, Scott Aubertin, Starr Aubertin and Skylar Farmer and great-nieces: Dayze Aubertin and Deliah Munger. Daicia will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A family Rosary took place in Keller, Washington on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. A Memorial Celebration of Daicia’s life was held on her 32nd birthday, February 11, 2021, followed by 11:00am Graveside services in the Keller Community Cemetery, Keller, Washington.

Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is assisting her family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for Daicia’s family.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, February 11, 2021


Daicia Marie Mellon

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Shoog Palmer

February 17, 2021

I met Daicia in our pre-teen years through my cousins in Keller.
We became good friends as we hung out and got to know each other and share some very memorable times.
When I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter Daicia was there for the entire pregnancy and birth. She experienced every mood swing, craving, dr appointment, the kicks and all along with me. She would get some crazy faces as my cravings weren't always legit and never made sense but tried them with me anyways.
During labor she was there the whole time to help keep me calm, as she chewed all her fingernails to the skin and I swear she smoked an entire box of Marlboro cigarettes. We joked about how watching me give birth first was good birth control until she had her first son then it became a good learning curve of preparation.
Daicia also shared the memory of my first tattoo. We had talked about getting friends tattoos together for some time and finally one day we was in Spokane and she pulled into this tattoo shop coming down Division. I thought it was just so she could get a touch up on something she already had, but she turned to me and said 'are you ready?'.' I can only imagine the look she saw on my face as she said that. Here she had already asked the guys there to do a tattoo for the both of us. She knew how afraid of needles I was, even though I had already allowed her to pierce my ears haha.
Daicia went first, "I'll go first and you will see its not that bad." I watched her face so closely looking for the first sign of discomfort, forgetting how tough this girl was when she was determined to prove a point :) After she was done and I was going through getting mine done I ended up with watery eyes right at the end. She laughed so hard "yeah that part hurt like hell ennit."
Thank you Daicia for just the laughs, love, comfort, joy and overall friendship.
I will miss you dearly.

My heartfelt condolences to her parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, kids and everyone else who loved her.