Melba Diane (Fry) Appleyard (1954-2002)

Nov 11, 1954 – May 06, 2002

Melba Diane Appleyard, 47, died of cancer May 6 at Kaiser Vallejo Hospital.  She was born Nov. 11, 1954, in Marysville and attended high school in Oroville and graduated in 1973 from Vintage High School.
   She married her husband Jerry in October 1979 and they owned and operated Santa Rosa Pest Control for several years.  Most recently she had been employed at the California Veterans Home in Yountville.  Diane enjoyed the simple things in life – cooking for her family and friends, taking walks in the park, rides to the beach and horseback riding.
   She is survived by her husband, Gerald (Jerry) Appleyard, daughter Leanne Appleyard and son Ryan Appleyard, and a grandson, Anthony Guzman, all of Napa; two brothers, Gaile Fry and his wife Shirley, of Napa and Duane Fry and wife Patty of Redding; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Artie and Juanita Fry.
   A private memorial service was held for family and friends May 19, 2002 at the Tulocay Cemetery Chapel.  Her close friend, Pastor Becky Lara, officiated.
 Arrangements were under the direction of the Struble Family Funeral Services, Vallejo.

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