Melva Lucille Gallup Dunbar, age 62, passed away on February 17, 2018 in St. George, Utah. She was born November 17, 1955 in Rigby, Idaho to Gerald Thomas Gallup and Ida Fern Nelson Gallup in Rigby, Idaho.
She was raised in Ririe, Idaho and on her family farm in Antelope, Idaho. She attended school in Ririe and graduated from Ririe High School. She also attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho where she met the love of her life. She married Randall Allan Dunbar on June 28, 1975 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They lived in Idaho Falls, Toole and Centerville, but spent most of their married life in Santa Clara, Utah. She worked in the accounting departments of Valley Bank and Skywest Airlines.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and performed an extraordinary amount of compassionate service for her neighbors and community. She was an accomplished pianist and floral designer as well as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had a contagious laugh and smile and enjoyed sharing it while playing games with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Randy, sons, Brandon (Connie), Jason, and Stewart (Kim) Dunbar and 5 grandchildren all of St. George, Utah. She is also survived by her sisters Kathy (Doug) Dever, Marie (Karl) Meng, her brothers Ray, Carl (Debbie), Gordon (Carole) Gallup, and sister-in-law Kerry (Tom) Gallup. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Tom Gallup.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 am at the LDS Church 3815 Rachel Drive, Santa Clara, UT. A viewing will be held Friday, February 23, 2018, from 6-8:00 pm at the LDS Church and Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:30 - 10:30 am prior to the service. Interment will be held at the Santa Clara Cemetery.