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Melva Lee Imbert

PABLO — Melva Lee Imbert, 70, of Pablo, passed away on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Melva was born at home in Polson on April 16, 1941. She was the second of four daughters of the late Elwood “Shorty” and Leota Joy.

While Melva was young she worked as a waitress in such places as the Hut Café and the Southshore Inn. She enjoyed bowling and in later years loved to play Pinochle and dance.

Melva was married to William “Bill” Combs in 1959 and together they had two children, Barbara and Edward. She later married her second husband Steve Seifert in 1968. Later, while working as a cook for the Polson Senior Citizens Center, she met her third husband Reginald “Bob” Imbert. Melva and Bob were married in 1976. Bob passed away in 1982.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She loved to sing, bake, and play games with them. She will truly be missed.

Besides her parents, Melva is preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include her two children; Barbara Ann (Bob) Kintz and Edward Combs; three sisters, Norma (Jim) Funke, Deanna (Paul) Wise, and Doris (Mike) Munro; three grandchildren, Sarena (Bryan) Erickson, Trista Sapp, and Chase Kintz; and four great grandchildren, Talia Foster, Cainen, Tatten, and Espen Erickson; nine nieces and nephews and nineteen great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at Grogan Funeral Home in Polson. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at The staff of Grogan Funeral Home considers it a privilege to care for Melva’s family.

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