Rachel Melton Corley
1987 - 2020
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On Monday, January 13, 2020, Rachel Melton Corley, a loving wife, and mother passed away at the age of 32 in Denver Colorado. She was born on May 17, 1987, in Durango, Colorado to Butch and Dixie Melton. She graduated from Ignacio High School in 2005 and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Nursing from San Diego State University in 2009. On April 21, 2012, she married the love of her life Derrick Corley in San Diego, California.

As an aesthetic nurse, she quickly became one of the best in the nation. She loved her work and cared immensely for her patients. To Rachel, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery was more than just her job, it was like an extended family to her.

Rachel loved traveling and trying new experiences, but most of all she was a homebody. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was also a big planner, and always had to be "tour Director" of the family trips. Rachel was the rare combination of brains and beauty with a heart of gold.

She is survived by her husband Derrick Corley, daughter Isla Pearl Corley, mother Dixie Melton and brother Ross Melton. Aunts/uncles- Robert and Susan Melton, Chuck and Pam Carvey, Johnny and Barbara Barnes. Godparents Art and Jayla Warren. She is preceded in death by her father Butch Melton.

Services: Rosary Reading Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6pm. The following day, Saturday January 25, 2020, at 10:00am, there'll be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio Colorado. Following the mass, the Burial will take place in the Ignacio West Cemetery. A Celebration of life reception will be held in Lakewood, Colorado. Details will be sent out once they're finalized.

In Lieu of flowers, send donations to Rooney Ranch Elementary PTA 2200 South Coors Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.


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Published in The Durango Herald on Jan. 21, 2020.
06:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 AM
St. Ignatius Catholic Church
Ignacio West Cemetery
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February 21, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 17, 2020
That girl was one in a million. I met her at Golden for my appointments, but there was more to her than just the injectibles nurse. She was a REBEL. She loved her work, her husband, and her daughter. I pray she will find her way around heaven and her light will continue to shine on everyone she loved.
February 17, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rachel. She was such a kind and sweet person that I looked forward to seeing when I went in for my appointments. She was always helpful, cheerful and funny. A beautiful soul, both inside and out has left us. My condolences to your entire family.
Cherish Edwards
January 28, 2020
Rachael was a joy to be around. Her kind and loving heart with be greatly missed.
Rebecca Johnson
January 28, 2020
So very sorry for your loss of a really sweet person.She always made me smile. Condolences to the family.
Janet Wegmann
January 28, 2020
She always brightened my day and I enjoyed visiting with her at my appointments. We would share stories about our daughters. She inspired me. I'm deeply saddened by her loss. She will be missed. My deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones, especially her baby girl.
January 28, 2020
Rachel was a lovely young lady. She was so enthusiastic about her work and what she was doing in her personal life. My sympathies to her family for their loss.
Seneca Baughman
January 26, 2020
Butch and Dixie:
I am sad to read of the passing of Rachel.
It seems she made the most of her life and we will all miss her.
My most sincere condolence.
Stan Carpenter
January 25, 2020
Lorraine Lucero
January 25, 2020
May eternal light shine upon her! God Bless her family and hold them tight as they need strength during this time! God Bless!
Martha Mae Quintana- Marquez
January 23, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

From Jaylas parents Nick & Jane
Nick & Jane Younk
January 23, 2020
So so sorry for your loss Dixie, Barbara Johnie and family. I am sure she gave you such pride and love.
Wendy Rice
January 22, 2020
Dixie,Ross and Family.

Our Deepest Sympathy to all. You are in our Thoughts and Prayers.

Mary Gallegos and Family
Mary Gallegos
January 21, 2020
"Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon her." Melton,Corley and Barnes family so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady who always had a nice hug for everyone! Phil & Jo Ann Alcon
Phil Alcon
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