July 18, 1952 ~ May 15, 2020
Born in: Rochester, Minnesota
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Melanie transitioned Friday, May 15, 2020, while at home surrounded by her loving family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Ruben Urquijo and his wife Crystal Urquijo.
She leaves behind many precious memories for her family, which include her husband, Robert Kibble, her daughter Petina Urquijo, step-sons: Jamey Kibble and wife Shannon, Daniel Kibble and wife Melissa, Jonathan Kibble and wife Anna, and grandchildren: Marcus, Xavier, Dominic, Mason, Caleb, Tanner, Leah, Parker, Alex, Jake, Jayden and Quinn. She is survived by three sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews.
Melanie’s generous, loving nature led her to a career in property management in the nonprofit sector. She was a vice president at Mercy Housing Management Group, which is a national nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty and redefine low income housing. She served a term as president for both the Rocky Mountain Affordable Housing Management Association and the Apartment Association of Denver. She was also on the board for the National Affordable Housing Management Association.
Melanie had a great love for music, and she had a beautiful singing voice. For nearly forty years, she sang in church choirs and for the past thirty years she was part of the Soundz Familiar performance group specializing in the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. She also features on several tracks of the 1990 album Taste the Fire.
Melanie’s greatest love was camping and boating with her family and friends. She leaves behind a legacy of beautiful memories for her loved ones to cherish.
No memorial services are currently scheduled at this time. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can make a donation, a tribute gift in Melanie’s name, to Ronald McDonald House of Denver with notification to Petina Urquijo at this website: https://rmhc-denver.org/donate/
Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, Centennial