|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1922|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 2011|
Fred Heward Mecham, age 89, passed away on December 19, 2011 surrounded by his family in American Fork Hospital. He was reunited with the love of his life on their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary.
Born March 16, 1922 in Orem, Utah to William Wallace and Mary Della Heward Mecham. He married Ruth Furner on December 19, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. She passed away on January 1, 1983.
Fred enjoyed traveling with his family, photography, and gardening. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army, and later retired from Geneva Steel. He was active in the LDS Church.
He is survived by six daughters and three sons: Maxine (Roy) Buhler, Highland; Linda, Patsy, and Janice of American Fork; Marvin (Elaine), Santaquin; Bryan (Rosa), Lehi; Shirley (Randy) Lewis, West Jordan; Joyce (Michael) Bonnett, Pleasant Grove; and Alan (Vickie), Nephi; thirty-seven grandchildren; and forty-nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in the American Fork Twenty-Fifth Ward Chapel, 455 East 300 North. Friends may call Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, and Wednesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services.
Burial will be in the American Fork Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on December 26, 2011.
William Wallace Mecham (1878 - 1930)
Mary Della Heward Mecham (1886 - 1962)
Ruth Furner Mecham (1925 - 1983)*
American Fork Cemetery
Maintained by: Shelly L. Furner
Originally Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Dec 26, 2011
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