Kelly was active in the Napa Community serving on the Napa Valley Soccer Club and was a former president of the New Tech Parent Club. She believed in the importance of good education and students getting the opportunity to attend college. It was at New Tech High where she focused her generosity, her wit, and her energy to encourage both staff and students to pursue excellence.
Kelly loved to travel and to her, a stranger was just someone she had not yet met.
She will be missed greatly by her family, friends and the Napa community.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Richard Melton; sons, Taylor and Garren Melton; sisters, Jillian Parks and Kathy Crivello; brother, Keenan Branton; nephew, Joseph Rudolph and niece, Jessica Rudolph.
A service to honor her life will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, 2659 First St., in Napa. In lieu of flowers, the Melton family is requesting that memorial donations in honor of Kelly be made to Napa New Tech High.