Melfyn Dean "Mel" PriceDecember 3rd, 2019
Melfyn Dean "Mel" Price, 55, of Jefferson City, passed peacefully in his sleep on November 30, 2019. Mel, the only child of Terry and Patricia (Jones) Price, was born on September 12, 1964, in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom, and was educated at Pontlottyn Primary and Cyfarthfa High Schools. In 1982, Mel and his parents emigrated to Australia. In Australia, Mel worked for the Department of Conservation and Land Management for 17 years. His first marriage ended in divorce, but produced his beloved daughters, Sarah and Megan. In 2000, Mel married Paula (Garceau) and eventually moved to the United States permanently, first living in Maine and finally in Missouri. For the last 14 years, Mel was an over-the-road truck driver with Werner Enterprises. Mel will be remembered for his intelligence, dry wit and sarcastic sense of humor. He was a voracious reader and he enjoyed collecting silver coins. Besides his parents and daughters of Perth, Western Australia and his wife of Jefferson City, left to mourn Mel's passing are four step-children: Laurie of Rockingham, Vermont, Alexandra of Jefferson City, Missouri, Sean of Manchester, New Hampshire and Kasey of California, Missouri; and three grandchildren that he adored: Cameron, Lorelai and Benny. Also surviving are his in-laws, including Gloria and Jim Pinkerton of Vernon, Vermont who sponsored his immigration to the United States, cousins, and dear friends too numerous to list individually. Friends will be received from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, where services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Skiles officiating. In life, Mel loved to travel, but part of his heart remained in his home country, so following the memorial services in Jefferson City and Western Australia, Mel's final resting place will be the rolling hills of Troedrhiwfuwch, Wales. In lieu of flowers, family has requested that expressions of sympathy be made to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.