Melanie's Story

SCARBOROUGH - Melanie True Fengler, 63, passed away suddenly on May 24th, 2015, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She was the wife of Wallace Fengler of Scarborough. They shared 13 years of marriage.

Born in Caribou, Maine, Melanie was the daughter of Roy and Dorothy Doak. She graduated from Caribou High School and attended the University of Maine, Orono. Melanie was employed by Trans Designs as an Interior Decorator from 1987 to 1996. She worked as an Ed Tech at Sweetser School from 1997 to 2009. Melanie also worked for Coldwater Creek as a Sales Associate from 2008 to 2014. She had taken this past year off to travel with her husband to various destinations.

Melanie was an active member of West Scarborough United Methodist Church. She was the Lay Leader for many years, a Lay Member to the New England annual conference, a member of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, Chair member of the Nurture Committee, a member of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Choir.

She loved to travel, go camping, read, watch movies, and spend time with the grandchildren. She was an advocate for wildlife, the environment, and humanity. Melanie will be remembered for her infectious enthusiasm for life, outgoing and fun-loving spirit, love of watching the birds at the feeder, love of the color purple, and love of music.

Melanie is survived by her husband Wallace Fengler, daughter Danielle (Aaron) Harrington of Elba, NY; son Kenneth (Bonnie) Watson of Adel, GA; Stepson Ken (Marla Zando) Fengler of Scarborough, ME; Stepson Keith (Ariel) Fengler of Westwood, MA; sister Jennifer (Michael) Pelkey of Standish, ME; sister Cynthia Morrow (Dale Bartlett) of Caribou, ME; Aunt Lois Long of Santa Maria, CA; grandchildren Morgan, Madison, Eli, Caleb, Owen, Ava, Zackary, and Lana; as well as several cousins, nephews, and a niece. She was predeceased by her parents Roy and Dorothy Doak and her sister Roylene.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the West Scarborough United Methodist Church on Route 1 between Orchard and Church Streets in West Scarborough. Please join us after the service for refreshments in celebration of Melanie's life. Memorial donations can be made to the West Scarborough United Methodist Church Steeple Fund. A memorial garden has been established, potted plants are welcomed.

Arrangements are made by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME. Online condolences may be shared at: www.hobbsfuneralhome.com
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