Dolores A. Melton Bieber

December 1, 1926 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 93)


Dolores A Cassedy Melton Bieber, 93, was born December 1, 1926, 7 miles north of Gordon to Patrick H Cassedy and Anna Clara Eucks Cassedy.  She passed from this life on October 7, 2020 at the Ponderosa Villa in Crawford NE. 

Dolores attended a one room school house, north of Gordon and attended High School at Assumption Academy in Chadron – graduating in 1944.  She married Eugene A Melton on June 6th, 1949 and to this union 3 daughters and 4 sons were born; Margaret, John, Bill, Arnie, Mary, Jeanie and Leonard.  She spent many years in Chadron until the death of her husband Gene, in 1970.  She then moved to Rapid City, SD and was comptroller for the Diocese of Rapid City, for many years.  She met George Bieber and they were married in 1991.  They lived on Ponderosa Mountain by Lake Pactola for 19 years. George passed away in 2010.   

Dolores was president of the Catholic Ladies for St. Patrick’s Parish in Chadron and also for the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City.  She was a very strong woman, raising 6 children and dealing with life’s set backs.  She had many friends and no one who visited her ever went away without a cookie or 2.

She is survived by her children, Marg (Tom) Morava, Arnie Melton, Mary (Earl) Zeeb and Jeanie Melton.  Step children Gayla Bieber, George Jr. and Brenda McKee.  Grandchildren, Donita Morava, Jereme Zeeb, Tim (Kari) Zeeb, Cheri (Mike) Vogt, Cassie (Cody) Barber and  Jason (Amber) Stowell. Step grandchildren Bryant, Alex and Jake Wolff, Mitch McKee and Emerson Bieber.  She is also survived by many special friends, Rich Stalder and the staff and Ponderosa Villa.  She is also survived by many nieces and one nephew and one brother.  Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Eugene and George and sons John, Bill and Leonard (infant death) and one brother.

Thanks mom, grandma, and friend for all your love.

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Vigil Service
October 11, 2020

7:00 PM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Chadron, NE 69337

Mass of Christian Burial
October 12, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Chadron, NE 69337

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