Melvin Fogle passed away on Father’s Day, June 20, 2021 at his home in Crescent City with son David, near his bedside. Born June 1, 1930, he was one of six children born to Flora Meyers Fogle Clark. Melvin honored his country and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
In October 1951, he married Claris Lovelace of Paskenta, CA and they were devoted to each other from that day on. They had two sons Rick and David.
Melvin cared for Claris until her death.
He was a hardworking man, appreciated honest good work, having little patience for stupid laws and lazy people.
Over his lifetime, he shirred sheep on the California coast, built homes in a number of cities, doing concrete curb and sidewalk work, cabinet building as well as home construction. For many years he worked in the timber industry, fell trees and did saw work inside in the mill.
He then discovered the fishing and crabbing industry and loved it. Melvin brought an old wooden crab boat first then upgraded several times. He crabbed through the long cold winters, salmon and tuna fished in the long summers. At the time of his death, he was hoping to take his current boat the “Seabell” out for salmon.
Melvin will be fondly remembered as a truly good man and the lessons he taught those around will long be valued.
Donations in Melvin’s name may given per your wishes.
He is survived by an older sister, Tootie Eayrs, son David and wife Kathy of Deer Park, WA and three estranged grandsons.
Melvin was preceded in death by his son Rick.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.