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Obituary: Mary Helen Travis Mellin

Mary Helen Travis Mellin, 93, of San Antonio, Texas, died Feb. 26, 2019. Mary was born in Prescott, Arizona, Dec. 20, 1925, to William Bliss and Dorothy Day Travis.

Mary grew up in Prescott, Arizona. She graduated from Prescott High School and attended St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Phoenix. She worked for many years as a Registered Nurse.

Mary married the late Lt. Colonel James Mellin (USAF Ret.) in 1950. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage, spending many happy years of retirement in Boerne and Shavano Park, Texas.

Mary and Jim loved napping on their loveseat, holding hands. As Mom, Bama, and friend, she will be fondly remembered for her unceasing desire to help others and to make sure everyone was well fed. Mary has been reunited with her beloved husband, Jim.

She is survived by children Barbara Ballard (Doug), Susan Rapp, James, Cindy Quicksall, Mark (Julie), and Steve, brother Warren (Ginger), and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers George and William, and sisters Margorie, Nancy, Barbara, Dorothy, and Sharon.

Visitation: Sunday, March 10, 6 p.m., followed by Rosary at 7:15 p.m., at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, San Antonio, Texas. Funeral Mass: Monday, March 11, 8:45 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, San Antonio. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Mobile Loaves and Fishes at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas.

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