Obituaries

Obituaries

Virginia Melchior 1914 - 2007 Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Services for Virginia Melchior, 93, Scottsdale, were Monday at Our Lady of Joy Church in Scottsdale. Private inurnment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.Mrs. Melchior died Saturday, July 14, 2007, in Scottsdale.She was born Jan. 12, 1914, in Dubuque, the daughter of John Cornelius and Florence Long Donovan. She attended St. Joseph Academy and graduated from Clarke College in 1936. She moved in 2001 to Scottsdale, where she enjoyed living at Sierra Pointe.Mrs. Melchior was a reporter and writer for several Dubuque newspapers and later worked as a reference librarian at Carnegie Stout Public Library in Dubuque.She married Harlan Melchior on Jan. 28, 1942. He died in 2003. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Doveton and husband John, Lawrence, Kan., and Sue Van Leer and husband Peter, Scottsdale; four grandchildren, Clare Doveton-Rogers, Michael Doveton, Tina Hepp and Jennifer Schaefer; and six great-grandchildren.Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary in Scottsdale was in charge of arrangements.