Melissa M. El­gen

Sunday Star - - OBITUARIES -

OCEAN CITY — Melissa Marie El­gen, 50, passed away sud­denly on Fri­day, Nov. 23, 2018.

Melissa was born at Holy Cross Hos­pi­tal in Sil­ver Spring, Md., on Oct. 26, 1968, to the late Bar­bara Jo Voegtli. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band and love of her life, Thomas El­gen. She and her hus­band resided for many years in Ox­ford, Md.

Sur­viv­ing are her chil­dren, Johnathan Walker of Glen Burnie, Gigi El­gen of Den­ver, Colo., Sum­mer Chance and her hus­band Christo­pher of Cam­bridge, Md., and Ri­ley El­gen of Ocean City.

She was an adored grand­mother to Zaye, Lily and Gryf­fin. Also sur­viv­ing are nu­mer­ous broth­ers and sis­ters, and many beloved nieces and neph­ews.

Melissa grad­u­ated from Calvert High School in 1986, where she played field hockey, was a cheer­leader and was part of the drama club.

Melissa worked at her fa­vorite hang­out, Bour­bon Street on the Beach, for many years. She was a de­voted

mother who al­ways claimed “Mom-mom” was her fa­vorite name. This avid Red­skins fan loved “her” beach, loved help­ing peo­ple and es­pe­cially en­joyed mak­ing peo­ple laugh.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held on Sun­day, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at the Burbage Fu­neral Home in Berlin, fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion at Bour­bon Street on the Beach in Ocean City at 1 p.m.

A do­na­tion in her mem­ory may be made to: Melissa El­gen Memo­rial Fund, c/o Bank of Ocean City, 627 Wil­liam St., Berlin, MD 21811.

Letters of con­do­lence may be sent via www.burbagefu ner­al­


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