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Doris Melby

Doris M. Melby, 79, of Hawley, died peacefully Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at the Wyoming home of her son Royal.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Lorrie (Stephen Bailey) Melby, Randy (Victoria Stickney) Melby, Royal (Terri Melby-Schaefer) Melby; four grandchildren; siblings, Lorraine Slininger, Glenn Benesh, Marvin Benesh, Clifford Benesh and Janice Miller; several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Clara (Durling) Benesh; husband Russell Melby; and siblings, Eleanor deVries, Arnold Benesh and Kenneth Benesh.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 7th Street South, Moorhead, with interment following at Salem Cemetery, Fargo.

Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Forest Lake, Minn. ( was entrusted with arrangements.