Sunday, July 14, 2024

Mel Wyles


Mel Wyles

Mel Wyles, 78, passed away on October 12, 2023, at his Nevada home. 

Mel was born on July 20, 1945, to Mel and LaVerne Wyles in Leavenworth, Washington where he was raised and attended school. 

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966.  After his military service, Mel returned to Leavenworth.  He lived and worked in many parts of the state and at many different jobs.  In 1986, Mel and his wife Dawnell, purchased the Old Post Office Tavern in Leavenworth which they operated together until 2014.  During this time, he served two terms as the Mayor of Leavenworth.  Mel was proud to represent his hometown.

He loved life and lived it to the fullest.  He loved his family, his friends, and baseball.

Mel is survived by his wife Dawnell, sister Karen Stebbins, his two children Channing and Cheri, their spouses, four granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren. 

Mel certainly will be missed. 

At his request, there will be no services.  A small gathering is planned later when he is brought home to Leavenworth.