Obituary of Melinda Maree Ferris
Melinda Maree Ferris was born on September 14, 1942 and raised in Mill Valley, California by her parents Murray and Kathryn Hilton. Melinda attended grammar school and then went on to graduate from Marin Catholic High School. After High School, Melinda attended Marylhurst College in Marylhurst, Oregon before marrying David Ferris in 1963, living in San Francisco and then moving to Chico, California. Melinda and David had two children, Timothy Ferris (1964) and Darcy Ferris (now McNaboe, 1966), before divorcing in the early 80’s.
Melinda lived and was employed in the Chico area in various roles with various employers including Sun Realty as a Realtor, Enloe Hospital, Chico Enterprise Record, JC Penney’s, Russ Berry and finally California State University, Chico which she also attended earning both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. After retiring from California State University, Melinda was a faculty member and taught classes at Butte Community College until 2020.
Melinda was an active parishioner at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church in Chico. Melinda loved music and dance and visiting and corresponding with her friends. Melinda loved and cared deeply for her two children and grandchildren, Margaret “Daisy” Ferris and Owen Ferris.
Melinda passed on December 18, 2023 at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California from complications arising from a heart condition. She is survived by her two children, Timothy Ferris (Mary) of Chico, California and Darcy McNaboe (Jim) of Grand Terrace, California, grandchildren, Margaret “Daisy” Ferris and Owen Ferris, both living in Chico, California, her sister Diane McVittie of Concord, California as well as many nieces and nephews throughout California.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Melinda Ferris, please visit Tribute Store