Mello1Deinna Marie Mello passed awa on June 18, 2014 after complications with Lupus.  She was born on July 10, 1974 in Havre, Montana to Bill and Cheryl Thompson. She lived the first 16 years of her life in Montana, moving to Ely in 1990. She graduated from White Pine High School in 1993. Following graduation, she married Cary Mello and resided in Ely until 2005, at which time her family moved to Winfield, Iowa, where her husband Cary worked for the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Deinna’s family was the most important thing in her life and she loved being a mother to her three children and a wife to her husband Cary of 20 years. Deinna loved music and singing and often dreamed of having a career in music. She was well known for her creative crafts and her ability to make something from practically nothing. Deinna had a heart of gold and saw the good in everything. She seldom found fault and never spoke badly of anyone. Although she was often ill, she always had a smile for every occasion and situation.

She is survived by her husband Cary, and daughters; Kendall (19), Kitana (17), Kamryn (15) and step daughters; Mariah Blair (22) of Kingman Arizona and Kasee Beckwith (20) of Ely.  She is also survived by her parents, Bill and Cheryl Thompson of Ely, sisters; Billie Jo Cameron (Isaiah) of Puyallup, Washington, Cali  Thompson (Shannon) of Las Vegas, Khrysten Oliveri (Ryan) of Houston, Texas, and Cassie Lucientes (Andy) of Spring Creek, Nevada, two nieces, Ireland Cameron and Karsyn Lucientes, one nephew, Chase Oliveri, her maternal grandmother, Adrienne Hutton of Dupuyer, Montana and numerous aunts and uncles.

“They say there is a reason

They say that time will heal,

But neither time nor reason,

Will change the way I feel.

For no-one knows the heartache,

That lies behind our smiles,

No-one knows how many times,

We have broken down and cried,

We want to tell you something,

So there won’t be any doubt,

You’re so wonderful to think about,

But so hard to be without.”

-Author Unknown-