It is with deep sadness that Area 12 shares the news of the passing of Mel Tully. Mel was a Past Chair of Area 12, and has served on the Area 12 Board for many years in other roles as well, including most recently as Vendor Liaison. His store, WestCoast Handbell Supply, was a fixture at so many area events every year for as long as we can remember. Many have come to love Mel’s warm smile, hearty laugh, and generous spirit, and he will be deeply missed. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Gail and the rest of the Tully family.

Mel’s obituary and memorial service information may be found here.

In accordance with Mel’s family’s wishes, Area 12 will be creating a scholarship to honor Mel’s memory. Please visit the Mel Tully Memorial Scholarship page for details or to make a donation in support of this scholarship.