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Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Foundation NewsLine |

Melana Marie Elfe (1976 – 2011)


Melana Marie Elfe
6/18/76 – 11/5/11

We have received very sad news that Melana Marie Elfe has passed away due to the effects of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

Melana’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her big smile, strong will and caring personally will be missed by family and friends. Family was the most important thing in Melana’s life, always placing family before her own needs. Melana enjoyed reading, travelling, and big family meals.

Melana held a degree in Child Care Development and she loved taking care of children of all ages. She also served in the Army as a Supply Specialist for 3 years including time overseas.

Melana is survived by her loving son, Allan Elfe Jr.; husband Allan Elfe Sr.; parents Gene and Margaret Steele; grandmother Betty Luttrell; and other caring family members.

Melana’s family thanks the Denver North Care Facility for the excellent care they provided during her declining health issues.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Friday, November 11, 2011, at Mountain View Mortuary, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The family requests that memorials be made to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF).