Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

Melodye Ann Paden

Melodye Ann “Auntie May May” Paden, 57, of Cascade, entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at home with her son Steven by her side.

Private services were held at Lake Cascade on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.

She was born on March 25,1954 in Berkeley, Calif., to George and Josephine Paden.

She grew up in the Bay Area of California, lived in Calaveras County, Calif., then moved to Cascade in 2005.

Melodye will always be remembered for her kindness, unconditional love for children, family and friends.

Melody loved being in the kitchen and was known for her home made salsa, giant chocolate chip cookies, banana nut bread and German chocolate cake that she enjoyed sharing with loved ones.

Melodye worked tirelessly to graduate from Chemeketa Community College and did so with honors.

She is survived by her only son, Steven Paden; brothers Michael Paden and Patrick Hogan; sisters Sheryll Barlow and Lisa Nolan; countless nieces, nephews, cousins and her favorite dog, Kiwi.

Melodye’s family would like to express gratitude and thanks to all her friends in Idaho who looked out for her, especially the Cascade Community Church and the Snyder, Smart and Barrett families.

A special thanks to Valerie Butler, who was with Melodye and attempted CPR during her last moments.

Melodye loved Cascade and its beautiful community. It changed her life. She was proud to call Cascade home.

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