Alan Dale Melby, 55, formerly of Conrad, passed away Sept. 27 at his home in Eugene, Ore., of complications from COPD.

Memorial services will be held Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at Pondera Valley Lutheran Church. Pondera Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be left at .

Alan was born Sept. 23, 1958 to Margery and Lester Melby.  He married Christine Gilder.  They later moved to Oregon and adopted four children, Michael, Mark, Maggie and Mathew.  Alan worked at the Fred Meyer’s store.  He and Christy later divorced.  Alan was very dedicated to his family.

Survivors include his children; mother Margery Melby; brothers, Albert (Nancy) and Mark (Chris); sisters Carolyn (Dave) Widhalm, Marilyn (Jim) Gottfried, Barbara (Andy) Otteson and Lila (Tim) Dolzal.

He is preceded in death by father and infant brother.

He will be greatly missed by all.