Remembering Our Friends: Alisha Brady & Melvin Maestas
Alisha (Ali) Brady, age 42, passed away on March 12, 2017. Ali attended Jordan Valley School; and enjoyed summer programs at Camp Kostopolis for many years. Ali spent the last 16 years of her life here in Cedar City where she lived in a TURN Residential home and attended the day program.
Ali was a vibrant, happy person who loved life, art, school, animals and being with her friends. She had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. Ali loved spending time with her mother and dog Sophie.
Ali loved reading books and had many favorites that she had memorized and would often finish the sentences. She also enjoyed music and singing along to her favorite songs. Swimming and bowling were some of her other favorite activities and she participated many times in the Utah Summer Games bowling.
Ali touched many lives and will be missed by all that knew her.
Melvin Maestas passed away February 27, 2017 in Roy, Utah at age 58. He was born July 17, 1958 in Ogden, Utah to loving parents Felipe A. and Augustina Abeyta Maestas.
Melvin lived life on his own terms. He always seemed to know exactly what people wanted him to do, but he would only do it if he felt like it. He followed his own directions! He was also quite the teaser and enjoyed pushing people’s buttons. Melvin had a delightful and somewhat wicked sense of humor, and loved to have fun. He loved people and was quite a gentleman with the ladies. If there is anyone who could teach us about the importance of respecting the will, the wishes, and the desires of the individual, regardless of that individual’s ability to communicate clearly, it was Melvin. He will be dearly missed.
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” —RebelQuotes.com