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Administrative assistant , civic worker

Marcella H. Melsted was American administrative assistant, civic worker. Recipient Sioux award University of North Dakota, 1995.


Melsted, Marcella H. was born on March 3, 1922 in Mayville, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Hans Morris and Betsy (Stenerson) Hanson.


Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University North Dakota, 1946. Postgraduate, University North Dakota.


Secretary Off. Science Research and Development, Washington, 1943-1945. Administrative assistant American Embassy (Marshall Plan), Oslo, 1948-1950, Paris, 1950-1952, North Dakota Geological Survey, Grand Forks, 1953-1965.


  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: Memories of Homemakers, 1988.


President Borg Home Auxiliary, since 1984. Appointed consultant representative State Plumbing Board. Chairman needlepointing dining room chairs North Dakota Governor's mansion.

Vice president, board directors Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church American, 1985-1991. Member North Dakota Humanities Council, 1985-1991. Board directors Friends of North Dakota Museum, Alpha Beta Educational foundation, since 1996.

Member Red River Valley Comty. Action Board, since 1995. Member American Association of University Women (parliamentarian North Dakota State division, 2 fellowships, author branch history, state president 1962-1964, national membership committee 1964-1966), North Dakota State Federation Garden Clubs (state president, life, tree chairman national board, state treasurer 1991-1997), Four Seasons Garden Club (secretary-treasurer since 1987), Homemakers Clubs (various committees), China Painters Guild (various committees), American Legion Auxiliary (secretary Edinburg chapter since 1999), Gardar Ladies Aid (treasurer since 1998), Gamma Phi Beta.


  • Other Interests

    Antiques, china painting, stamp collecting/philately.


Married Alvin K. Melsted, June 6, 1965 (deceased June 1994).

Hans Morris Hanson

Betsy (Stenerson) Hanson

Alvin K. Melsted