William A. Melching (1915-2004) & Elizabeth Jean Melching (1919-2006)
Bill and B.J. moved to Rogers, Arkansas in 1976 after Bill retired from his career at Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan. They did so after making certain all four of their children had college degrees just as they did, and both continued to believe strongly in further education throughout their lifetime. Bill and B.J. dearly loved their adopted new home, and did their best to give back to the community that had welcomed them by engaging in volunteer work and by contributing to community causes. It was their hope that a contribution to SPSFBC would allow others in the area to benefit from the advanced education that they felt was so important.