Melva S. Brashear

Feb 19, 1920 - Mar 11, 2017


Melva S. Brashear, passed away at the age 97 on Saturday, March 11, 2017. For 62 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Jack Brashear. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Jacquelynn and son-in-law Dave Jurkovich; three granddaughters, Jocelynn and her husband Chris Hughes, Jessica, and Jilleann and her husband Noli Snobar as well as six great grandchildren, David, Zachary, Madelynn, Paetynn, Eliana and Mason. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Jennie Stapp and her siblings, Mildred Latham, Paul Stapp, Lyndell “Buck” Stapp, Frankie Gibbons, Iona Leight, Joe Stapp, Mary Belle Stapp, Martha Lemon, Dorothy Russell, Bill Stapp and Don Stapp. Together, she and Jack owned and operated Jack Brashear Advertising Agency until Jack’s retirement.

Born and raised in the St. Louis area, she developed a love for the arts. After moving to Sacramento, she worked tirelessly for the arts in Sacramento including the Sacramento Ballet Guild, the Sacramento Symphony League and the Sacramento Opera Guild and women’s organizations including The Tuesday Club, Allied Arts and Woman’s Forum serving in many capacities for these organizations including as President. She is also a past member of the Executive Board of Volunteers of America.

Funeral services at St. Mark’s Methodist Church, 2391 Saint Marks Way, Sacramento, CA 95864 on Tuesday, March 21st at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to St. Mark’s Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA
US 95820


  • Trystan says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. In these very difficult times, the Bible can bring us a measure of comfort, and the hope to see our loved ones again. I hope you find Isaiah 25:8 comforting- “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

  • Mindy DeMera (Owen) says:

    Jacquelyn and Family, My parents were very good friends with your Mom and Dad. My name is Mindy DeMera (Owen) and I am the daughter of Jack and Clara Mae. I remember your Mom and Dad from my childhood and would like to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. I miss my parents very much and know they would want me to send condolences from our family. I think very often of the fun times they all had together and it makes me smile that they are all together again.

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