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Janet Frame Mecham 1912 ~ 2005 Janet Frame Mecham, 93, loving and devoted wife and mother, slipped quietly away from this life on August 13, 2005. She was born in Taylorsville, Utah on July 10, 1912, the last of seven children to Archibald Frame Jr. and Minnie Webster Frame. She attended Plymouth Elementary, Plymouth Junior High school, LDS High School and graduated from Granite High School and Quish School of Beauty & Culture. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with a strong testimony of her Savior. She married her eternal sweetheart, Leonidas DeVon Mecham, on April 28, 1932 in the Salt Lake Temple and they were honored on their fiftieth anniversary in 1982. In addition to DeVon's first son, their marriage was blessed with three more sons. After the boys were grown, she worked at the administrative offices of Deseret Book for 22 years and she often remembered the people she met there with great fondness. She gladly served in many church callings, most of which allowed her to share her love of music - her first calling at the tender age of 10 as a Primary pianist. She loved to sing, play the piano and organ, and could do so by sight and ear. She excelled at writing poetry, and over the years displayed her unique sense of humor with her pen. Janet was adept with her hands and sewed and embroidered many items. She enjoyed genealogy and spent years compiling pictures and histories for publication. She was a woman with great strength of character which enabled her to be a two-time cancer survivor. Most of all, Janet loved her family and considered them her most precious jewels. She was admired, loved and respected, and she will be missed. She was preceded in death by her loving husband 22 years earlier, by her parents and all her siblings. She is survived by her sons and their wives, Ralph and Barbara of Potomac, Maryland; Paul and Joan, Alan and Ann, DeVon and JoAnn, all of Salt Lake City; 29 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fairmont Ward Chapel, 2465 South 800 East, Salt Lake City. Friends and family may call Friday night 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Dr. and Saturday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Family suggests any contributions be made to LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.