Bruce Arden Melms
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Bruce Arden Melms
  • August 19, 1939 - September 13, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Bruce Arden Melms, age 78, of Phoenix, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born on August 19, 1939 to the late Donald and Nellie (Geithman) Melms in Elgin, IL. He attended the University of Miami, Florida graduating class of 1962 obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Business. Bruce was a Real Estate Developer who retired in 2007. On November 24, 1979 he married Randy Kerby in Denver, CO. He enjoyed cars, golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Bruce is survived by his loving spouse of 37 years, Randy; four children, Mark (Sally) Melms, Kathryn (Steve McKinney) Kerby, Andy Melms, and Tom (Lisa) Kerby; a sister, Nan (Bill) Grothmann; six grandchildren, Beth Melms, Rachel Melms, Matthew Melms, Kaitlin Kerby, Britton Kerby, and Megan Kerby; and many other loving family and friends. Contributions in Bruce's honor may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, 360 E. Coronado Rd. #180, Phoenix, AZ 85004.