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Lotus Fields Melmon

Lotus Fields Melmon, 99, died peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2017, at her home in Belvedere.

Lotus Goldie was born in Chicago on July 6, 1918. Her family moved to San Francisco, where Lotie worked at City of Paris department store until she met and married Herbert Fields. They moved to Hillsborough and "Hy" and Lotie became founders of Peninsula Temple Sholom, where Hy served as president and Lotie served in the sisterhood.

After Hy's death, Lotie met and married Harry Melmon and inherited all the Melmons. Lotie treasured them and the Melmons treasured her. Harry and Lotie worked side-by-side in their pharmacy, 450 Sutter Pharmacy. Harry and Lotie enjoyed a fun-filled life on the Belvedere Lagoon, where she enjoyed her neighbors and loved to work in her garden with her friend and gardener, Jose.

Lotie is survived by both her loving families: Catherine Fields and her sons, Jonathan and Adam; Ron and Nancy Melmon and daughter Jennifer; Eve Melmon and Mark Bush; and great-grandchildren Rhya and Gary Bush. Lotie was especially close to her niece, Gayle Blum, her husband, Michael, and their children, Debby and Evin Gelleri, Hannah and Madelyn, their son Jeffrey, and Melissa Blum and new great-nephew Walter. Lotie and Gayle lived a block from each other, which made for a very close bond. They were more mother /daughter than aunt/ niece.

Lotie is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and many friends who will always remember Lotie's wit, her beauty and elegance. We especially want to thank Geri Thayer, her caregivers Viri and Sera and Hospice by The Bay for their loving care. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice by the Bay, Belvedere-Tiburon Library, or a charity of your choice.

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