Meldon, passed at home after a long illness on December 16, 2021
Meldon was born the second child of five, to George and Helen McCullough. He was born at the farm on the East Willwood on October 27, 1936. He started working on the farm at a very young and went through school in Powell. He was with the class of 1954.
He met the love of his life Mary Norris, a farmer's daughter. They dated for one year, one month, and 10 days, and married on November 26, 1954 at the Methodist church in Billings, Montana. He was 18 and Mary was 17. His Dad had sold him a 1949 Ford they packed all their belongings and headed for Colorado Springs. They lived there until their first son Steve was born.
Shortly there after, Meldon followed in his brother Donald's footsteps and started working on the drilling rigs. He was 18 when he took his first job working worms corner for Ray Eason. He stayed with the rigs, moving where the work was with the family. Now with two more sons Douglas and Curtis, it was not easy. In 1965, he built his home on Lane 11 where he remained until his death.
His lifelong career advanced. Meldon worked on many rigs and for many different oil companies in his life. He worked his way up from worms corner to tool pusher and company man. He helped with the building of the Anderson Myers rig number 12. In the 1980's he learned how to fly and bought a plane. He was doing a lot of traveling for work at that time.
In 1988 he bought Grandpapas and it was renamed the Peaks Bar. Although he still worked in the oil field on special jobs, he mostly enjoyed his time hunting and fishing with friends. One of his greatest joys was teaching his grandkids Brynn and Logan how to fish. He was also pretty happy when he got his moose. He loved telling oil field stories. Morning coffee with friends at the cafe or at the Peaks was the highlight of his day. He loved his family and did what he could for them, when he could.
Meldon was proceeded in death by love of his life, Mary, his parents, George and Helen, his brothers Donald, Kenton, Gary and grandson Logan.
He leaves behind a sister Virginia and brother-in-law Glen Loomis, sons Steve (Penny) of Powell, Doug of Red Lodge, and Curtis of Denver. Four grandchildren, Brynn (Jarrod) of Powell, Trav and (Janet) Ekwall of Torrington, Wendy Phillips of Glenrock, Dusty (Tracy) Romey of Laramie. Eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Numerous neices and nephews
There will be a viewing at 9:30am to 10:30am on December 30th at Thompson Funeral Home with services at 11:00am at the Church of Christ, located 7/10s of a mile east of Powell on HWY 14A, next to Garland Light. Internment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery with a luncheon afterwards.