Triplicate Staff

Mark Anthony Mellett, a former Del Norte County supervisor and fair board director, died Monday. He was 83.

Mellett, who was born in Ireland's County Mayo and raised in County Galway, moved to the United States in 1954 to work for the Murphy and Menary cattle company in Klamath.

He was a director on the Del Norte County Fair Board for 18 years and represented Del Norte County's Fifth District on the Board of Supervisors for 12 years.

A full obituary appears on page A2.