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Obituary: John L. Meacham

JOSEPH, Utah-- John L. "Jack" Meacham, age 71, Joseph, UT, passed away of heart failure June 15, 2000, in Salt Lake City.

He was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Pan-guitch, the son of Samuel L. and Edna Talbot Meacham. He married Annette Nil-sen April 9, 1960, in Salt Lake City, UT. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, April 10, 1972. Jack graduated from South Sevier High School in Monroe and attended Branch Agriculture College in Cedar City. He spent his younger years in Widtsoe and then moved to Joseph. He served in the military during the Korean conflict. He spent 34 years in Bountiful and Farmington and retired from Hill Air Force Base after 33 years. Since his return to Joseph, he also worked for the Sevier School District at South Sevier Middle School.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a High Priest in the Joseph Ward. He held many callings within the Church and loved his work in the Sunday School. Jack made and had friends everywhere he went. He loved to visit and loved people. He was a kind and generous person who loved to have his family around him.

He is survived by his wife, Annette, Joseph; four children, Annalisa Meacham, Jennifer (Allen) Madill, both of Centerville, Andrew John (Jennifer) Meacham, Cedar City, Deanna (Craig) Goodrich, Bountiful, four grandchildren, Maegan, Christopher, Colton, Eric; brothers and sisters, Golden Meacham, Menan, ID, Devern Mecham, Monroe, Gaye Despain, Venice, Lorna Soderquist, Salt Lake City, Karen Drager, Littleton, CO. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LaVor, Layne; and nephew, Gayle Meacham.

Services will be 12 noon Tuesday June 20, in the Joseph LDS Ward Chapel, Elsinore. Friends may call at the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, 50 S. 100 W., Richfield, 6-8 p.m. Monday, and at the chapel Tuesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burial, Joseph Cemetery with military rites by the Elsinore American Legion Post #75. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, Utah.