Rick Melcher, age 49, of Mesa, Ariz. passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2013 in Payson, Ariz.
Rick was known for his love of the outdoors, his adventurous but gentle soul, his appreciation of all forms of transportation and his talents to fix them.
He is survived by his parents, Tom and Pat; brothers, Dan and Wes; sister, Carla (Tim) Hines; nephews, Drew, Jacob and Daniel; and niece Kaitlyn.
Rick was proud and honored by those that have been able to serve in the U.S. military and in law enforcement. Even though he was not able to enlist he would do everything he could to give back including regular blood donations.
In his memory his family has requested that donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Services were held on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Mesa.
Arrangements entrusted to Melcher Mission Chapel, www.MelcherMission.com.