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Melvin Wayne Cogswell

08/22/1938 - 04/13/2022
Service Date: 04/29/2022
Service Time: 10:00 am
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel- 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213

Melvin Cogswell, 83, left us on April 13th, 2022 with his family by his side.

Melvin was born August 11, 1938, in Center, Texas to Joseph and Mary Cogswell. He joined the Army at age sixteen and was stationed in Berlin, Germany where he met and married Renate Zinn on March 13, 1958. He had four children Clifford, Glen, Rhonda, and Renee. He served twenty-two years in the Army and served two tours in Vietnam. Melvin retired and moved his family to Mesa, Arizona to be near his siblings and their families. He taught ROTC at South Mountain High School and then decided to go into the petroleum business until he retired in 1994.

Melvin loved to travel with his wife family and had the opportunity to see many parts of the world. He was a lover of music and spent hours listening to several genres. Most of all he loved his family. He enjoyed hanging out with his family every opportunity he could and talk about the “old days”.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Renate Cogswell; his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Melvin will always be remembered, loved and missed.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Karen Cogswell

    I will always remember Uncle Melvin’s sense of humor. He always had something funny to day. My heart goes out to family and friends during this difficult time.

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