Dannie (Pops) R Melvin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away in the early morning of August 17, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones in his home in Beaver, Utah. He leaves a legacy of love, kindness and strong work ethic. He was truly kind, sweet and loving in every way. He will be missed by all. Dannie was born in Minnesota, then his family settled in southern California, where he met and married the love of his life Linda Johnson on November 12, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada. While living in California they started their family. They were blessed with 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls. There Dannie became a 4th generation commercial, industrial painter working with family. In 1970, Pops moved his family to Las Vegas to work on many historical landmarks on the Las Vegas strip. In 2004, he and Linda moved to Beaver, Utah. While there, because of their love of animals, they started the K9 Motel, boarding animals when anyone needed love and care of their pets while they were away.\n\nDannie became a strong and faithful member of Faith For Life Church in Beaver, Utah in 2007.\nPops never met a stranger. He was a great storyteller of his family and work, passing on stories of buildings he worked on such as the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA, First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, CA, Buccaneer Bay and Pirates Cove at Treasure Island along with hundreds of other Las Vegas sites. Dannie took his skill and experience and passed it down to his sons and grandsons who carried on the painting tradition. But his greatest joy was his children and grandchildren. Dannie is survived by his loving wife Linda, his 4 children Dannie (Kimbra) Beaver UT, Cheryl (Mark) Las Vegas NV, Louis (Teresa) Las Vegas NV, Penny (Ali) Las Vegas, 1 brother Leonard, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, Sister in law Susan and husband Don, 1 niece, grand niece and nephew.\n\nA memorial service is planned for Saturday, August 26th, 2023 at Faith For Life Church, 60 South 100 East, Beaver, Utah from 11:00am-12:30pm, with a potluck reception following. Online condolences can be sent at www.mortuary.org.