Mel Hannah Obituary, Death – To say that “the awful news of Mel Hannah’s death took me by surprise” is an understatement on my part because I was taken aback by the information. To say anything more accurate would be an overstatement on my side. It caught me off guard to the extent that I couldn’t believe what I was hearing because I had no notion what to anticipate before it happened. Mel made the most of every waking minute of his life and focused his efforts on working toward the goal of making other people’s lives simpler in each and every way that he possibly could. He made the most of every waking moment of his life. In addition to this, he maximized his enjoyment of life by seizing every chance presented to him. This was the one item that he never took his focus away from at any point in time, making it unique among the other things he did.
During the time that he worked in my administration when I was mayor of Flagstaff, as well as during the time that he served as a councilmember in Flagstaff and as a supervisor in Coconino County, he fought tenaciously for the civil rights of each and every citizen in the state of Arizona. This was true both during the time that he worked in my administration and during the time that he served in these other capacities. This was true during the period that he worked in my administration as well as the time that he served in these other roles. During this time, he also held other positions. In addition to this, he engaged in these activities when he was a councilmember in Flagstaff at the time. In addition to this, he carried out these deeds while also serving as the supervisor of Coconino County for the entirety of the period that he was in office. This was a conflict of interest on his part.
In addition to this, he served in that capacity concurrently with me when I was serving as Mayor of Flagstaff during the same time period. It was I who arrived first in front of him. I want to express my appreciation to him for all of the help that he provided. When he goes away, everyone will grieve in their own unique way, in a manner that is congruent with who they are and the significance of the loss that has been endured. Everyone will express their sorrow in their own particular way when he dies away.