It is with great sadness that the family of Arnie Melby announces his passing on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the age of 67 years. For those of you who knew Arnie, it would come at no great shock that he was hardly a fan of long obituaries, and funeral services. He enjoyed life, and wanted to be remembered for living it to its fullest.
Arnie is survived by his beautiful wife of nearly 50 years, Barbara Ann Melby. He is also survived by a prospering family including his son Nicolas and his wife Meagan, who run a thriving business in St George Utah. Again he is survived by his other son Chris and his wife LeAnn and their 2 children. And finally, he is survived by a person who held a very special place in his heart, Taylor Melby. Both Barbara and Arnie were absolutely instrumental in raising and teaching Taylor, and in return she was, and is, instrumental in providing a shining light in their lives as well.
Arnie spent the Lion's Share of his adult life working construction along the Wasatch Front. He started out with home construction, moved to commercial construction and remodeling, and finished with manufacturing. Being successful at business was something that just came naturally to him.
Arnie had a single favorite place: Lake Powell. He was a local on the lake from a young age, and enjoyed countless journeys exploring the vast shorelines of the Escalante. He has requested that his family return him to his old stomping grounds in the spring of 2019.
Arnie requested that no funeral was necessary. Again, for anyone that knew him, this should come as no surprise. He wanted to be remembered for the good times, and he will. Go easy "Old Man".