Melvin Nathaniel Bozarth

February 6, 1934 ~ March 22, 2020 (age 86)

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Melvin Nathaniel Bozarth of Hermiston was born February 6, 1934 in Muskogee, Oklahoma the son of Homer and Lorena (Mullins) Bozarth. He passed away in Kennewick, WA on Sunday March 22, 2020 at the age of 86.

Melvin lived in Oklahoma throughout his early childhood. He eventually headed west and lived and worked in Arizona and California for several years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. He moved to Eastern Oregon in 1970, residing in Boardman for a short time before moving to Hermiston in 1974. He worked in farm labor and construction for the Laborers Union #737 throughout his career.

Melvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening. He loved riding his horses especially in local parades. 

Melvin married Patsy Gose in Alpaugh, CA on August 6, 1960.

He is survived by his wife of near sixty years, Patsy; son, Homer Bozarth; daughter, Jacqueline Bozarth-Sorrells; granddaughter, Rachael Nicole Sorrells; sisters, Bertha Hill, Margaret McCaskey and Faye Huntington; brothers, Leon, Leroy, George and Ira Bozarth; many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

A Private family service was held with burial in Hermiston Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

Family suggests memorial donations in Melvin’s memory be made to Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA.

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Private Family Burial

Hermiston Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Hermiston, OR 97838

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