Melinda Anna Araguz, 20, Jamestown High School graduate, Class of 2015

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Melinda Anna Araguz
Melinda Anna Araguz

Melinda Anna Araguz, 20, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Melinda was proud to graduate from Jamestown High School in 2015, which was a huge accomplishment for her. She enjoyed learning and speaking American Sign Language. She also loved butterflies, singing and painting.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jerry Waltrip; great-grandfather, Irvin English; and stepfather, Jeffrey Becker Sr.

She is survived by her mother, Jennifer Becker; father, Timothy Araguz; stepfather, John Moran; brothers, Jeffrey ‘Bubby’ Jr., Kevin and John; sisters, Joy, Margaret and Kalida; beloved niece, Danica, and her ‘partner,’ Timothy; and grandparents, Cathy Thrower and Bill Mikkelson and Tino and Nora Araguz.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the funeral home followed by interment in Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg.

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