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Joy F. Mecham


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HANKSVILLE - Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Joy Forsyth Mecham, passed away peacefully, Oct. 26, 2012 in Draper at the age of 88.

She was born Jan. 22, 1924 in Bicknell, a daughter of Charles D. and Emma DeLeeuw Forsyth. She graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1941.

Joy married her sweetheart, Lloyd Burdell Mecham, Sept. 16, 1941 in Kemmerer, Wyo. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, July 7, 1980. He died May 28, 1989.

Our mother was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in all the auxiliaries and served as a missionary in the Birmingham Alabama Mission from 1994 -1995.

Her name, "Joy" described how she lived her life. She loved simple things: her family, a beautiful yard, a fluffy white dog, a game of "Hand and Foot" and the Utah Jazz.....GO JAZZ!!!

She operated "Joy's Bed and Breakfast" in her home until she was 83 years of age. Mom was a tourist; civic activist; prolific reader, writer, and a witty and wise friend.

She is survived by her five children: Randy and Deanna Mecham, Hanksville; Jim and Deanna Mecham, Moab; Jerry and Beth Mecham, Cleveland; Karen and John Runia, Draper, Melody and Doug Johnson, Rialto, Calif; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; a brother, Vard and Fayona Forsyth, Taylorsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and four siblings: Lola Bushnell, Eva Taylor, Coa Shirola and Dee Forsyth.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at noon at the Hanksville LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Friday morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Hanksville Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina.

On line guest book at: www.springerturner.com.

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