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Obituary: Ray Mecham

4/2/1958~3/11/2003

Ray Dean Mecham, age 44, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at his home in Overton, Nevada.

He was born April 2, 1958 in Mountain Home, Idaho to Ray and Norma Weight Mecham. On January 6, 1981, he married Jan Marie Hemingway in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

His father was in the Air Force so Ray lived in many parts of our nation, mainly Idaho and Beavercreek, Ohio. He spent two years at BYU and served a mission to the Salt Lake City, Utah Mission. After he was married he worked for West Jordan Public Safety. Then, in 1989 he moved his family to Overton and worked for the Clark County Fire Department as an Engineer/Paramedic. During his battle with cancer, Ray's fellow firefighters, honored him by shaving their heads as a show of support and friendship.

He loved to be active, loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed doing things with his family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sailing, tinkering, auto mechanics and scouting. He was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many different capacities. He also enjoyed music, sketching, gardening and playing the guitar. He will be remembered as a man who was honest, obedient and as a wonderful husband, father, son.

Survivors include his wife Jan; three sons and three daughters: Bradley Ray, currently serving in the Edmonton Canada Mission; Heidi Marie, attending BYU in Provo; Trevor Joseph, Junior at MVHS; Lyndi Sue, Freshman at MVHS; Grant Hemingway, 6th grade Mack Lyon Middle School; Pamela Jo, 3rd grade Bowler Elem.; his mother, Norma Mecham of Provo; his father and mother in law, Donald and Donna Hemingway of Salt Lake City; one brother and four sisters: Linda (Mike) Finlayson of Overton, NV; Wendy (L Dee) Nord of Orem; Nora (Brent) Limb of Clearfield; Lori (Bob) Dunkle of Midway; and John (Jilene) of Orem. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 17, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Logandale LDS Stake Center. Visitation will be Sunday, March 16, 2003 from 6 - 8 p.m. and again 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will be in the Logandale Cemetery under the direction of Moapa Valley Mortuary.