Melinda McDermott, age 48, passed away on April 2, 2008 of cervical cancer in Vancouver, WA. She was born in Vancouver, May 9, 1959, to her parents, Milt and Jackie (Hess) McDermott.
Melinda received an Associates of Arts Degree with Honors from Clark College in 1990.
She loved the outdoors and especially where she did cliff diving at Naked Falls on the Washougal River.
She is survived by four children, Timothy Hooper, Jr., Melissa Hutson, Cassandra Griffen and Rebecca Hooper; five grandchildren; sister, Mikeila Nienaber; parents, Milt and Jackie McDermott.
Melinda was preceded in death by her brother, Mac McDermott.
Memorial services will be held at Columbia Presbyterian Church at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be sent to the Ray Hickey Hospice House.
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Published by The Columbian on Apr. 6, 2008.