January 20, 1944 - October 29, 2020
Carole Melvin, age 76, of Wilmington, Del., quietly left our world on October 29, 2020, after a long and satisfying life.
Born in Wilmington, Del. on January 20, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Alverdia (Ayers) Melvin. After graduating from William Penn High School in New Castle in the class of 1962, she pursued her career as a professional photographer, working for tennis champion Bobby Riggs.
While living in the Washington D.C. area, Carole started dancing professionally under the training of United States National Professional Ballroom Champion Joe Jenkins. She continued to compete in national ballroom dancing competitions after her return to the Wilmington area. Carole later turned her attention to the stage and performed in many productions locally and in the Philadelphia area. This culminated in a long relationship with The Three Little Baker’s Dinner Theatre as hostess and on-stage assistant to the principles.
Carole leaves behind her beloved brother, Don Melvin; sister-in-law, Renee; niece, Arianna; nephew, Carter; and fiancé, Jimmy Cara.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be a private remembrance.