HOULTON – Greta A. Melvin, 95, died July 30, 2013, after a short illness at Houlton Regional Hospital. She was born July 2, 1918, in Monticello, daughter of Harry and Julia Hartt.
Greta graduated from Ricker College and worked as a hairdresser in Presque Isle and Bangor, where she met her husband Rolfe Melvin. She lived many years in Clinton, Md., vacationing in Maine a few weeks each summer. Upon Rolfe’s retirement, they extended their vacation from two weeks to the entire summer, enjoying time with family and friends. Upon Rolfe’s passing, Greta moved back to Maine and had been living at the Madigan since 2004.
Survivors include two children, Philip Melvin of Gaithersburg, Md., and Julie Carroll of Derwood, Md.; two grandchildren, Heather Carroll and Holly Carroll; brother, Henry Hartt of Ashton, Md.; and sister, Gloria Jewell of Houlton.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Dunn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Greta’s memory to Wellington School Library in Monticello, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online guest book and condolences at: www.dunnfuneral.com.