Melba May Odenbach of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Melba will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children: one son, Murray (Trudy) Odenbach of Bentley; and three daughters, Charlene (Wayne) Shearer of Vulcan, Alberta; Carol (Don) Wiebe of Calgary; and Gail (Bill) Mathew of Edmonton; as well as nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her two brothers, Gordon (Joelaine) Chiles; and Norman (Marg) Chiles, both of Red Deer; and her three sisters, Evva (Don) McKay of Wetaskiwin; Belva (Dave) Westerby of Cranbrook, B.C.; and Joyce (Malcomb) Grant of Calgary; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many close friends. Melba was predeceased by her parents, Elwood and Ellen Chiles; her beloved husband, Albert ‘Abb’; one brother, Bill; and one sister, Marion.

A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Melba’s Life was held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. Interment will take place in the Mount Auburn Cemetery, Rimbey at a later date. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Melba’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Long Term Care, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Odenbach Family may also be expressed by e-mail to:

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