Melissa Wolvin-Goldman

Melissa Wolvin

Melissa Wolvin-Goldman, age 44, of League City, TX, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 11, 1970, in Southfield, MI, to Kenneth and Judith Wolvin. Melissa graduated from Kettering High School in Waterford, MI, and touched the hearts of many friends before spending the rest of her life in Texas.

Melissa is survived by her husband, David Goldman; precious daughter, Samantha (“Sammye”) Darling of Austin; brother, Michael Wolvin of Houston; parents, Ken and Judee Wolvin of Houston; stepsons, Sam, Matthew, and Jonathan Goldman; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of incredible friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Bartley and Rose Suzor, and by her paternal grandparents, Raymond Wolvin and Thurza Rehberg.

Melissa pursued a career in space exploration at NASA and with the Orion Program. Her infectious laugh and smile will be greatly missed by her loving friends in Houston and abroad. However, the job Melissa enjoyed most was being a Texas A&M University Aggie Mom and supporting Sammye in all her endeavors.

It is both the family and Melissa’s wish that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Service Dogs, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities, 305 E. Yager Ln, Apt. 937, Austin, TX, 78753. Melissa fervently supported Texas Service Dogs, which was founded and directed by her daughter, Sammye.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2015 and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Funeral services will follow Saturday visitation at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E Medical Center Blvd, Webster, Texas.





  1. I am so sorry. Prayers for God’s peace & comfort.

    RM Roberson (Autumn Rain)
  2. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Joe Leinenger
  3. Sammye we are so sorry for your loss. We grieve with you. We will always remember all of the fun we had with Missy, she was a beautiful person and will be missed dearly.

    Mark Marion
  4. Sammy and family my thoughts and prayers are with you .I didn’t know your mom but if she was anything like you what a loss. Please know that God has you all in his arms and your mom is watching over uou and will keep you safe and sojnd..I am so sorry for your loss .

  5. I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers and condolences.

  6. Missy was always so kindhearted and cheerful, full of the Wolvin spirit, and she did an amazing job raising Sammye into the incredible person she is today. We hope all the fond memories you have of her will help carry you through this dark time. Our deepest condolences.

    Don & Linda Fees
  7. Cherish all the fond memories that last forever!

    Sherry Salyer
  8. We are so sorry for your loss,Prayers for the family.Kathy ,Richard

    Richard Stangis
  9. I can only hope the found memories of Melissa’s life and her support of others carries the days going forward. She is greatly missed.

    Kropp Family
  10. Dearest Wolvin-Golman Family and Friends,
    I am a long distance co-worker of Melissa here in Denver. Melissa was always quick to jump in and help us here as well. I did not know her very well, but the few times we emailed and spoke on the phone I could tell she was a sweet heart. May your many memories of Melissa surround you with love, laughter and most of all sustain you through this difficult time. Blessings and grateful to have known Melissa.

    Heartfelt Condolences,


    Debbie Ochoa
  11. We will miss Melissa so much on the Orion Program and also as the bright and funny friend she was to many of us. My sincere condolences to the families.

    Cynthia Hudy
  12. My deepest sympathy to Sammye, David and Melissa’s whole family. We share the fact that we are both Aggie moms and all of the stories she shared with me about Sammye’s A&M experience made me even more excited for my daughter to start there this fall. She was always so helpful and encouraging. I will miss my cubicle neighbor dearly.

    Kirsten Yoder
  13. I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort and solace.

    Carley Cudmore
  14. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Melissa Wolvin-Goldman and send our sincere condolences to her entire family and friends. May God help you with the difficult days ahead. Our prayers go out to all of you. We will be praying for you, too.

    Frank and Gail Orr

    Crowder Funeral Home - Clear Lake
  15. A world without Melissa physically in it hardly seems possible. Every interaction I ever had with her – when she came to Denver to support a big meeting years ago and via email/IM throughout the years since – included laughter. She was a total pro but always saw the humor in things, too. My thoughts & prayers are with all y’all – may God bless & comfort.

    Paula Curran
  16. Sending my condolences to the family. Melissa’s spirit and smile will be sorely missed here at work. I pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless

    Denise Puente
  17. Goodbye Missy. May God bless you and your family. Our deepest condolences.

    Laukaitis Family
  18. I will always remember your laugh, humor and your precious heart. The work place won’t be the same without you. Lots of sad hearts.

    Diane Bigley

    Diane Bigley
  19. Ken, Judee, Mike and Sammye,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Missy’s tragic passing. Missy was a walking ray of sunshine. She was a perfect extension of all of you, her entire family. The world doesn’t have enough people like her and that is what is so tragic about losing her so young. We hope that you know that we all share in your grief and anguish from the bottom of our hearts. Only the strength and love of your family will persevere and help pull you through this. Missy touched so many lives there as well as here in Michigan. Please know that her “extended family” is with you to help in any way we can in spirit, thought, words of comfort and support, and prayers. God bless you all. Through faith, Missy will always be with us. With heartfelt sympathy and love.

    Family friend, Mike Loewengruber
  20. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Melissa. My sincere condolences to her entire family. Many prayers of peace during this very difficult time.

    Sarah Duke
  21. My condolences to Melissa’s family and friends. Melissa was a joy to work with. The Orion Program will miss her terribly.

    Estela Campbell
  22. So sorry for your loss sammy 🙁
    Prayers from me and everyone at Victims of Violent Crimes .
    Jim Siburt
    Victims of Violent Crimes

    James Siburt
  23. There are no words of comfort when a daughter, a family and friends are grieving. I enjoyed working with Melissa on the Orion Program. My fondest memories were laughing with Melissa & Lisa Rodriquez! You didn’t see one without the other! Fun ladies who I missed after I left the program. Just a few months ago I was at LM and got to caught up with Melissa. As always, Melissa was happy, funny and excited to share with me the details of her recent marriage. My sincere condolences. May God bless and comfort all during this most difficult time.

    Belinda Ballard
  24. I am so saddened by this great loss. Prayers for God’s grace and comfort for Melissa and all who loved her.

    Teresa Leonard
  25. Dear David,

    May G-d comfort you along with all the mourners of Jerusalem and Zion.

    Ken & Goldie Wetcher
  26. Sammye,
    I’m sincerely sorry for your loss. Our mothers are the ones who shape and mold our lives and teach us how to love, be kind, generous, and a good friend. Even though her life with David was just beginning, I strongly feel that God had his reasons why he took her to heaven instead of allowing her to remain here. Sometimes, God protects us by taking us home, because he can see the bigger picture that we can’t see and sometimes who and what we think is best for us ends up being our worst nightmare. I pray that you find peace during this difficult time.

  27. My heartfelt sympathy to the family during your time of great sorrow. May the God of all comfort fortify you with strength and love in the days ahead as you cope with your loss. (2 Corinthians 1:2-4) To read about the hope of seeing our loved ones again go to


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