Edwin Melsheimer

Obituary of Edwin Samuel Melsheimer

Edwin Samuel Melsheimer, known to all as Sam, at 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Saturday, August 12, 2023. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend, Sam understood the rhythm and timing in life throughout his many adventures.

He graduated from Ole Miss in 1968 with a degree in accounting. While at Ole Miss he served as Distinguished Drum Major for the Ole Miss Rebel College Marching Band. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After graduation he went to work for a coffee company in New Orleans as an import export accounting controller. In 1970 he joined the British Petroleum Company and worked on the construction of the Alaskan pipeline. Two years later he was assigned to a copper mine in Papua New Guinea. After his career with British Petroleum he moved to Portland, Oregon and was awarded a contract with ODOT to create and install the freeway signage for Interstate 5. He later settled in Lincoln City, Oregon, met his wife Therese Morris and continued his career at Devils Lake Rock Company. In 2020 Therese and Sam sold the company and retired.

Sam is survived by his wife Therese Morris of 34 years, niece Joan Fowler, niece Laura Callaway, niece Amy Horne, nephew Eric Fowler, daughter McKeen Butler, stepson Casey Young and step-grandson Michael Young, step-daughter Ryann Young and step-grandchildren Jaztyn Higgins, Tayen Wilson, Bella Wilson and Missy Hedberg and granddaughter Alexis Young. 

If you are thinking of or wanting to send a memorial for Sam, he preferred Angels Anonymous, Inc. Their mission is to help provide immediate and basic services for those in need. P.O. Box 554 Lincoln City, OR 97367

Sam's funeral arrangements were provided by Crown Cremation Services. There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony at a later date.

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