obit: Anna Margarette "Gret" Irvine Melnar
ANNA MARGARETTE (GRET) MELNAR, 88, of Houston passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2005.
She was born December 9, 1916 in Dysart, IA to John and Jennie Irvine. Gret enjoyed gardening, plants and flowers; she collected many different types of things. Gret always had her family in her mind, she never missed their special occasions, and you would always get a card or note or phone call. Gret greatest joy came from spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
Gret is preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years who passed in 1993, Victor "Vic" Melnar.
Gret is survived by her two sons, MSGT. Ronald C. Melnar and wife Julia, Dr. Randall K. Melnar; sister, Marion Arnold; brother, William Irvine, 8 grandchildren, Courtney, Chase, Brandon, Mackenzie, Megan, and Danielle Melnar, Jessica and Aaron Prince; 1 great-grandchild, Kenneth Cook; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be 10:30 Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at Forest Park Lawndale funeral home in the Chapel of Angels. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Published in Houston Chronicle on October 18, 2005