Melba June Grigry
January 7, 1949  -  September 21, 2018

Melba June Grigry

Harkey Funeral Home
210 S. Allen
Monahans, TX  79756
Monday, September 24, 2018
12:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM
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Harkey Funeral Home
210 S. Allen
Monahans, TX  79756
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
9:00 AM ~ 8:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Southside Baptist Church
1402 S. Main
Monahans, TX  79756
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:00 AM
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Monahans Memorial Cemetery
4th and Helen
Monahans, TX  79756
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Melba June Grigry, 69, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 21.
She was born in Odessa, on January 7, 1949 to Bud and June Carothers.
Melba attended school in Crane up until high school, where she then completed her education at Monahans High School, graduating in 1967.
After graduation, Melba met the love of her life, Leon Grigry. They were married on July 27, 1968.
On July 28, 2018 the couple, along with the three youngest Grigry siblings, all celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries surrounded by family and friends.
At the celebration, Melba was remembered as saying, “We've definitely had our ups and downs, but we've always been there for each other when we needed one another.”
Melba was an office manager for many years and a housewife. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church of Monahans. Melba was very loving and outgoing. She loved everyone she met and never met a stranger. She really loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When not with family or friends, Melba enjoyed tending to her garden.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Leon; one sister, Yvonne (John) Neel of San Angelo one son, Ben Grigry (Synthia) of Monahans; four grandchildren, Tyler Grigry of Casper WY, Sarah Grigry of Midland, Emily and Grace Grigry of Monahans; and three great-grandchildren, Otto Grigry, Macy Grigry of Midland and Benjamin Grigry, of Casper WY.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jim Carothers and one sister, Diane Smith.
Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Harkey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Southside Baptist Church in Monahans with Pastor Joshua Rieff and Music Minister Barry Calahan.
Burial followed at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home.


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  1. Micah and Farrah Neves
    Andrews, TX

    Sweet Leon,
    I just want you to know we are lifting you all up in prayer. Melba was such a sweet spirit and will be missed by so many. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

  2. Linda henry
    Odessa, TX

    I loved you like family. I will miss you dearly. So enjoyed our chats at dialysis. Thanks for the cherished friendship. I know your resting in gods arms now and with angels. Linda Henry.

  3. Linda henry
    Odessa, TX

    I loved you like family. I will miss you dearly. So enjoyed our chats at dialysis. Thanks for the cherished friendship. I know your resting in gods arms now and with angels. Linda Henry.

  4. Connie Hisel
    Ruidoso, NM

    Leon this is such a beautiful picture of your sweet wife Melba. She had such a pretty smile for all she met, I know it will be so hard and you will miss her everyday but I’m praying for your peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead and forever. Blessings to you and Ben.

  5. Pablo and Denise Valles
    Monahans, TX

    Leon, we are truly sorry for your loss. Melba was a class act and will be missed. May you find comfort in God's loving arms and with you family and friends. Our prayers are with you.

  6. Dwayne & Margaret Light
    Monahans, TX

    Sorry for your lost. Mabel was a great friend and lady to everyone. God Bless you all.

  7. Marie Bigham
    Kermit, TX

    So sorry for your loss praying fie the family

  8. Lacey Gibson and Teresa Cox
    Reydon, OK

    Very sorry for your loss she was an amazing woman she will be missed greatly and loved alot

  9. Cacy Cooper Green Hopkins
    Boerne, TX

    Leon and family - I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and keep you. Many thoughts and prayers for you and yours.

  10. Debbie and Marshall Clark
    Ruidoso, NM

    Leon, we are so very sorry to hear about Melba! She was a precious lady! May God give you and your family peace and comfort! Love ya!

  11. Sherrie Reynolds Purser
    Midland, TX

    Leon, Bob and I were sad to hear of Melba's passing. She was such a sweetheart and I always enjoyed visiting with her. Sending prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  12. Barbara "Bell" Melton
    Crestview, FL

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Robert & Donna K Jarrett
    Richmond, TX

    So very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers>

  14. Richard Baker
    Sherman, TX

    Deepest sympathy my heart is breaking for Leon and your family God bless

  15. Michelle Hill Brown
    Midland, TX

    Leon, Ben and family,
    My heart breaks for what you are all facing and enduring right now. I can't imagine your heartache. I pray comfort, strength and peace as you comfort each other and all your sweet kiddos. Thinking of you all. ♥️

  16. Ronald Smith

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Leon.

  17. Zan Stout
    Monahans, TX

    My deepest sympathy for Leon, Ben and all who knew and loved Melba!! Prayers, love and hugs.💚 for all!!!

  18. Elda Whitren
    Odessa, TX

    Melba you will be so missed by all who love you. My heart breaks for Leon, Ben and Yvonne and all of the family. You are all in my prayers.

  19. Carmen salazar
    Midland, TX

    My condolences on ur loss my prayers go out to your family

  20. Chuck and Patty Mann
    Odessa, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Leon and family. 🙏🏻

  21. Bonnie Pinson
    Monahans / Odessa, TX

    I am so sorry for you loss. Prayers for the family and friends. Love you.

  22. David and delonda kennedy
    Del rio, TX

    Leon, Ben Synthia Yvonne& family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, praying GOD will wrap his loving arms around y’all and comfort y’all. With Deepest Sympathy David & DeLonda Kennedy

  23. Teresa Spann

    Words do not express the sorrow we share.

  24. Denise Bohanan
    San Antonio, TX

  25. Mike Smith
    Arlington, TX

    My Deepest Sympathies to Leon and Family.

  26. Charlene Dobkins Pennington
    May, TX

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you and guide you thru this time.

  27. Clint McMullen
    Monahans, TX

    So sorry to hear about your loss of your love one. May God bless you and your family and take you in his arms and comfort you and your family at this time of sorrow amen.

  28. Jimmy and Laura Lincecum
    Anderson, MO

    God Bless you and your family. Our prayers a with you all.

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