Mettler, Melinda

Melinda “Lindi” Honour Mettler

Melinda “Lindi” Honour Mettler, 76, of Lodi passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 16, 2017 following an unexpected surgery.
Lindi was born to Walter and Eleanor Jory on March 1, 1941 in Stockton, California. She was raised in Morada with brothers Michael and Jay Jory, near her maternal great- grandfather George Mosher’s Ranch, where she spent many happy days in the Victorian home along highway 99. From the time she was a little girl, she was fascinated with the works of her maternal grandfather, Victor Galbraith, a prominent architect who designed many beautiful custom homes in the older part of Lodi, Stockton, Morada, and the surrounding countryside. She inherited her mother’s love of art and impeccable style. Lindi surrounded her home and graciosly gave to her family members many of the vintage heirlooms that had been passed down for several generations.
Lindi was an avid gardener, a skill she acquired from from her father, Walter “Bud” Jory who was a 3rd generation San Joaquin Valley Farmer. Bud taught his daughter how to grow just about anything and Lindi’s incredible garden around her home was a true testament to their love of the soil.
When Lindi was 13, she met the love of her life, another local farmer, Leroy Mettler at 4-H Camp. He impressed her with his piano playing and several years later they wed on November 28, 1959. Together they made their home east of Lodi and raised their 2 children, Jon and Amy on the family ranch.
Lindi was an impeccable hostess and threw many parties and dinners for their friends. Lindi was noted for her incredible cooking abilities and loved to entertain. She wrote volumes of cook books for her grandchildren Jared, Alexandra, Angelina and Tallene.
Lindi is survived by; her soulmate, Leroy, her children Jon Mettler, Amy (Joe) Bondanza, her grandchildren, Jared and Tallene Mettler and Alexandra and Angelina Bondanza, her brother Mike (Carolyn) Jory, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and younger brother, Jay Jory.
A Celebration of Life will be Thursday May 4th, at 12pm , at The Mettler Family Vineyards, 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi, CA 95240 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lodi House or Micke Grove San Joaquin Historical Museum. Burial will be private.

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