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Melvin Earnest Nordstrom Sr., 80, of Redding, died July 24, 2004, at his residence.

Mr. Nordstrom was born April 15, 1924, in Fort Collins, Colo. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Raiders during World War II. He was owner/operator of Nordstrom Kiln, which manufactured industrial ovens in Pomona, for many years.

He lived in Weaverville from 1980 to 1998, when he moved to Shasta County. He was a member of Trinity Alps Golf and Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle Nordstrom of Redding; son, Melvin E. Nordstrom Jr. of Cottonwood; daughters, Christa Lee Nordstrom of Sacramento and Laura Lynn Nordstrom of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sister, Muerlene Higgins of Weaverville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.