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In Loving Memory

1937 ~ 2004

Annette Bergstedt Nilsen Meacham, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many dear ones, passed away unexpectedly Saturday March 27 at Ogden Regional Hospital.

Annette was born in Salt Lake City on May 28, 1937 to Sigurd Hogbart Nilsen and Hildeborg Bergstedt Nilsen. Annette grew up in Layton graduated from Davis High School in 1955. She attended Utah State University and worked at Hill Air Force Base where she met the love of her life and best friend John L. (Jack) Meacham. Annette and Jack were married in Salt Lake City on April 9, 1960. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Jack and Annette lived in Bountiful where they had four children until they moved to Farmington in 1979. In 1987 Annette and Jack moved to Joseph after retirement. Annette later moved to Centerville to be near her grandchildren after Jack passed away.

Annette was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of her life. She served in several callings during her membership, and accepted the calling to serve in The Bountiful Temple. Annette filled her role as matriarch of the family beautifully; she acted as nurturer, mentor, teacher, and friend for her children and grandchildren. Annette was highly talented in making quilts, afghans, and cross stitching. Her works are cherished by those who received them. She was a friend to all she met.

She is survived by her children Annalisa Meacham, Jennifer (Allen) Madill, Andrew (Jennifer) Meacham and Deanna (Craig) Goodrich and her grandchildren that she loved so much. Maegan Ann, Christopher Allen, Colton John, Eric Andrew, Sydney Ann, Matthew Craig, Sarah Elizabeth, Jackson Raymond. Her siblings, brother Sigurd (Margaret) Nilsen, and sisters Maria "Tudi" (Kaare) Kloogh and Karen Larsen. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jack.

Annette's presence in our family will be sorely missed. We love you!

The family would like to thank the employees of both Davis and Ogden Regional Hospitals for their effort and care of Annette in her final hours. Thank you.

Funeral services will be held on Friday April 2 at 1 p.m. in the Centerville Chase Lane Chapel (1125 N 400 W). There will be a viewing at Russon Brothers Mortuary ( 295 N Main, Bountiful) on Thursday April 1 from 6-8 p.m. There will be a viewing one hour prior to services on Friday.

There will be an additional service at 12:30 p.m. in the Elsinore LDS Chapel at 75 N Center St. There will also be a viewing from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the Joseph City Cemetery immediately following the funeral.

Online guest book and direction map at www.russonmortuary.com.