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.
East Lawn Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road