MONTE VISTA - Melvin passed away Dec. 24 in Alamosa hospital. He was born June 28, 1958, in Monte Vista, Colorado Gifted with a green thumb, Melvin grew and maintained beautiful vegetable and flower gardens. He loved being outdoors, and fishing and gathering firewood were just some of his passions in life. Melvin also enjoyed every chance he got to visit with friends and family as well. Survived by his family: Mother, Ruth Goad, Brother, Marvin and Lorraine Goad and family, Alfonso and Erin Goad and family, Joshua Goad, Elesha Goad, Aunt Sylvia Schmidt, Cousins; Allen Schmidt, Brian Schmidt, Laura and Billy Ainge and family, Preston Schmidt and family, and close friends: Brenda and Tito Solis and Chuck Haller. Melvin was preceded in death by his Father, Donald Goad, Aunt Karen (Kell) Reinhard, Cousin Kent Schmidt, Grandparents; Harold and Zella Goad and Ralph & Greta Kell, and Uncle Harold Schmidt. Cremation was selected and a private family service will be held at a later date.