Celia Ann Melendez

January 14, 1941  –  June 7, 2023


Longtime Happy Camp resident, Celia Ann Melendez, passed away on June 7, 2023 at

Mercy Medical Center in Redding. She was 82 years old, and a 35 year resident of Happy


Celia (and twin sister, Ophelia) were born January 14, 1941 in West Los Angeles to Joseph and Margarita Cordova.

Celia’s calling in life was loving her family and planting flowers in the garden. She dedicated her life to her children (Danny Melendez who passed away May of 2011) Tina Melendez, and Andrew P. Holtkamp), and to her husband, Andrew F. Holtkamp (“Andy” who passed away in April of 2022). She is survived by her daughter, Tina I. Melendez of Venice, California and son, Andrew P. Holtkamp, of Happy Camp. She is also survived by her grandchildren (Corrin Melendez, Joshua Mee, Aidan Holtkamp, and Sienna Holtkamp) and nieces and nephews, and special friends.

Celia will be laid to rest next to Andy in the Happy Camp Cemetery.

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