Quier-Daly, Melinda Susan

Melinda Susan Quier-Daly (Skeeter) was called to home to our Lord on Saturday, January 8th, 2012. She was a resident of Burnt Ranch, Ca. Born on October 12,1956 in Roseburg, Oregon to Edwin and Shirley Quier- she was a little sister to Tonya Wright,Patricia McGraw, Eddie Quier and an older sister to Artie Quier. She was a most beautiful, loving soul who loved her family with all her heart. Skeeter was a lively child, always on the go. From the moment her eyes opened until she fell asleep against her will she didn’t stop. She was in love with life and didn’t want to miss a second of it. Friends from grade school through her adult life will all agree that she was a good friend to everyone. She found deep joy in life and she cherished nature. Melinda enjoyed the great outdoors, especially at her treasured spot up Hennessey Road named Skeeter’s Flat. She loved that beautiful scenery, full of exquisite wild flowers and it brought her quiet serenity. Her love of the outdoors resulted in numerous unique projects. She spent countless hours finding the most beautiful river rocks for walls and had the visions to create wonderful landscaping. Another recent project has been creating hair sticks for her daughters or granddaughters that were crafted out of the finest pieces of gathered wood branches, sewn together by hand with leather, and adorned with strands of beads.  Melinda’s happiest moments were when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. There were many happy memories of camping, campfires, BBQ’s, and laying beneath the starry night sky. Trips to the river during the hot summer months will be missed most dearly, as she made sure the kids always woke up to surprises, and special projects to fill the hot days. A simple water sprinkler and an outside bathtub brought hours upon hours of fun for all the kids to enjoy.

She is survived by children Fawnalei,Amberlei, and their father Donald Brock of Willow Creek, Ca; Levi, Natashalei (Brandon), Tyralei, Kenralei and their father Douglas Daly of Blue Lake, Ca; Grandchildren Zachary Brock, A:det’s Norton, of Blue Lake, Ca; Peter Norton, Willow Creek, Ca; Natessalei, Kiara, Kyshia, Donahue, of Orleans, Ca; Wiyaka, Wambli Walks, Tashaylei Daly, from Blue Lake, Ca. Also survived by father Ed Quier of Brookings Or; Sister, Tonya Wright of Redding, CA; Sister, Patricia McGraw of Tamassee, SC; Brother, Eddie Quier of Eureka, CA; Brother, Artie Quier of Burnt Ranch, CA; Aunt Mikki Albright of Burnt Ranch, Ca; Uncle Art Daly of Burnt Ranch, Ca; Lest we forget numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and best friend Linda Stanislu of Rio Dell, Ca; and Companion Brian Gammill of Salyer, Ca. She was preceded in death by her mother Shirley Quier , and grandbaby Britney Donahue.

Melinda is an irreplaceable Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Niece, Cousin and Friend who will be missed deeply. Celebration of Life Potluck on Saturday, January 14 at 1 pm at the VFW Hall in Willow Creek, Ca.  Please come join us all in celebrating her life and the joy she brought to us all. Feel free to bring any dish of your choosing.


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January 1st, 2012


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