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Dawn Marie Melton

June 30, 1964 April 28, 2019
Dawn Marie Melton
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Dawn Marie Melton born June 30, 1964, the second of twins in Crescent City, California passed away on April 28, 2019 in Crescent City at the age of 54.

She graduated from Del Norte High School in 1982 and attended College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State College. Dawn grew up in Gasquet playing with all the kids known as the “Gasquet Gang”. They were lifelong friends. She was extremely active in sports, track, basketball and volleyball all through school. Dawn was her daughter Tayler’s biggest fan, supporting her in baseball, basketball, and volleyball.

She loved her family and friends with a passion, greeted everyone with a big smile and hug. Dawn loved fishing, her garden and her dog Co Co. She never met a stranger all were her friends. To know her was to love her. Dawn will be deeply missed by all. She worked as a Manager of Rays Market.

When the prison came to town Dawn decided she wanted to work there. Dawn graduated from the academy in Galt, CA and carried the banner for physical fitness – being the cadet of her class with the most sit-ups in a required time. Typical Dawn. She went to work at Pelican Bay State Prison attaining the rank of Captain at the time of her retirement. In 2018.

Dawn is survived by her daughter Tayler, twin sister Carrie, Mom Joann & Dad Stan Bellatti, her fiancé Jeff Sample, nephews Kiel and Cole Bellatti, Uncles Jerry, Phil and Larry Sullivan of Eureka, Charles Bellatti of Texas, Aunt Joan Shields, of Torrance and numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her birth father Roger Sullivan in 1972. Her mother married Stan Bellatti and he became her Dad to whom there was a truly loving bond.

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