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Visitation

First Congregational Church
Wednesday August 22nd, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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First Congregational Church
Wednesday August 22nd, 2018
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Melinda Jane Ransom

Melinda Jane Ransom Rock Springs - Melinda Jane Ransom, 69, of Rock Springs passed away suddenly at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Wednesday, August 15, 2018. She was born April 18, 1949 in Rock Springs, the daughter of Robert Mottonen and Betty Martin Mottonen. She attended schools in Rock Springs and graduated from Rock Springs High school with the class of 1967. She later attended WWCC and University of Wyoming. Melinda married Douglas Ransom on August 23, 1969 in Rock Springs. She was employed as a loan processor at various banks in town. Later she was the activities director at the Young At Heart Senior Center. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, PEO Chapter L, and Bridge Club. Melinda enjoyed camping, sewing, reading, the outdoors, friends, family and volunteering. Survivors include husband Douglas Ransom of Rock Springs; son Chris Ransom and wife Amy of Rock Springs; daughter Brooke Shassetz and husband Mark of Rock Springs; grandchildren Kennedy and Karsten Shassetz, Shelby, Bailee and Aliza Ransom, Kyleigh and Emily Gann and Nathan Algrim. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Betty Mottonen, her parents-in-laws Joe and Doris Ransom, sister Barbara Mottonen, infant children Jonathan and Carrie Ransom. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the First Congregational Church, 1275 Adams Ave., Rock Springs. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, family request donations in Melinda's name be sent to Douglas Ransom at 936 Adams Ave. Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901, which will be donated to the Young At Heart Senior Center. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.

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Doug&family ,sorry to hear about your sweet wife,she was a sweet person,prayers go out to you &family .Diane Martinez&family

diane martinez Aug 21 2018 10:05 PM

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Melinda. Melinda and I were childhood friends who played together in Bunning Park. In our later years we were sisters in PEO Chapter L. I always remember Melinda's creative genius, and her thoughtfulness towards my mother. The tone of her special laugh will be missed. Sending our sincerest condolences to Doug and her family. Mary Ann and Mark Wilcox

Mary Ann Wilcox Aug 21 2018 12:16 AM

Doug and Family, So sorry to hear about your loss. Melinda was a special person with a great personality and outstanding sense of humor. She will be missed by all.

Virgil & Juanita Chabre Aug 20 2018 4:53 PM

Dear Doug and Family, Our deepest sympathy and love in the loss of your sweet wife, mother and friend, Melinda. We can't travel like we used to so we will miss the service. Reese said he would send us a copy of the service program. We pray everything will be well with you. With our love and prayers, Oris & Alice

Oris & Alice Corbridge Aug 19 2018 1:49 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Melinda. She was always smiling and no matter how much time passed, it was like I saw her just yesterday. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sally Kershisnik

Sally Kershisnik Aug 17 2018 11:11 PM

Doug so sorry for your loss Melinda was a special lady my thoughts are with you at this time. Teri Spillman

Teri Spillman Aug 17 2018 1:37 PM

Prayers are with Doug and Melinda's family Vaughn Marietta

Vaughn Marietta Aug 16 2018 10:27 PM