Elodia C. Melendez


March 20, 1933 - Sept. 15, 2012



Elodia C. Melendez of Waukesha died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 79. She was born in Thrall, Texas, on March 20, 1933, the daughter of Lucio and Augustina (nee Romero) Carrillo. 


Along with her husband, Elodia was the co-owner of The Strand tavern for more than 42 years. Elodia enjoyed watching Mexican soap operas and loved angels and collecting angel figurines. 


She will be greatly missed by her children, Ricardo Melendez, Raul M. Melendez, Juan A. Melendez and Rose Ann Melendez, all of Waukesha; and her precious grandchildren, Carlos M. Melendez and Michelle A. Melendez, both of Waukesha, and Matthew Schigur and Christana Schigur, both of Mukwonago. She is further survived by her siblings, Juanita (the late Premitivo) Nieto, Maria (the late Frank) Yanez, Delfina (Gregorio) Rodriguez, Antonio Carrillo, Maria Alicia (Guadalupe) Castillo Juan Lara, Ubaldo Lara and Lidia Martinez, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


She was recently preceded in death by her husband, Miguel, on July 29, 2012, and also by her sisters, Jesusita Carrillo and Hepolita (Nate) Carrizales.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue Friday, Sept. 21, at First Assembly of God, 1314 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, from 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service. The Rev. Todd Pope will preside. Interment will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.


For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.