Melba Evelyn Harding - age: 91
(January 08, 1924 to April 22, 2015
Melba Evelyn Harding
A Celebration of Life scheduled for Melba E. Harding on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Ukiah Garden Café has been postponed indefinitely. Melba passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 with her family by her side. Born January 8, 1924 in Talmage, she has resided in the area her entire life. She graduated from Ukiah Union High School in 1940 with lifetime CSF honor. She worked as a legal clerk, senior stenographer, administrative assistant at REPCA and as a medical transcriber. Melba worked until she was 84 as a medical transcriptionist for three local doctors. She received the CSF award and California States highest score for the senior stenographer and typist exam. She was most proud of her lifetime membership of CSF, her family-grandchildren, great grandchildren, her professional accomplishments and retiring at age 84. Her favorite quote was, Dont tell Gary!! She will be remembered for her undeniable work ethic and her genuine concern for others. She was the last surviving member of her siblings; her brother Luke passed away one month prior.
Melba is survived by her son Gary L. Harding (Ilene) of San Carlos, grandchildren Shelly Lum (Ron) of Vacaville, Phillip Powell of San Bruno, Lara Harding of Chapel Hill, NC and great grandchildren Rebecca, Kellie and Gracie Lum. She was preceded in death by her brother Eugene Lucchesi in 1923, her sister Marjorie Lucchesi in 1930, her father Adolph Lucchesi in 1949, mother Mary Clark Lucchesi in 1958, husband John Harding in 1988, sisters Josephine Lucchesi and Stella Guidi in 1997, sister Norma Postal in 2008 and brother Luke Lucchesi in 2015.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ukiah Boys and Girls Club.
Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.