Melvin Ray THEISS

March 8, 1934March 11, 2019

On Monday, March 11, 2019, Melvin R Theiss, father and Veteran of the Navy passed away peacefully in Glendale, AZ at age 85. Mel was born on March 8, 1934 in Germantown, OH Mel was preceded in death by wife Exlee, parents John and Lena, brother Ralph and sister Doris. Survived by daughters Donna, Christi; grandchildren Charles; Tamara; Great Grandson Levi; brothers Bob, Carl and Bill. A memorial service will be Friday March 22, at National Memorial Cemetery; 23029 Cave Creek Rd @ 10 am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mel’s name: Prime Care Hospice 4225 W. Glendale Ave Phoenix, AZ 85019


  • Graveside Service Friday, March 22, 2019

Melvin Ray THEISS

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Debbie Johnson

March 17, 2019

My favorite memory of Uncle Mel was when I was a student at U of AZ and ASU (his team) came down to play the WiIdcats in football. A win or a tie and ASU would be in the Rose Bowl, and as often happens, Arizona beat them by 9 points. Mel came down to see my parents and was so excited. He woke up to see the headline in the paper, "Kiss Them Roses Goodbye!". Disappointed, but a good sport and still a Sun Devil supporter. I remember Mel and my dad going fishing while mom and Exlee spent time together. Now they are all together again with the most beautiful fishing lake in Creation. My prayers for comfort and memories to Donna and Christy and all Mel's family.

Amy Smith

March 15, 2019

Uncle Mel Theiss, may you rest in Peace! What a great man that loved the heck out of me and my brother, Quentin, when we were little, took us camping, loved to fish, brought us gifts when they came to see us, always cleaned the pool when we went to see them, took us to see the Christmas lights of Phoenix one year and so many many neat things he did for us! I will never forget the great memories I have of such a great man! He really loved our Aunt Exlee very much too!

Donna Theiss

March 14, 2019

Dad gave a good fight in trying to stay with us as long as possible. But the last week and a half his fight was slowly decreasing. Sunday night I knew he would be with God sooner than later and early Monday morning he went to be with God. Thank all of you for your support, prayers and love. Rest on peace dad and I love you.