Grant Gerald Mecham, passed away suddenly on January 19, 2011.
Grant was born June 17, 1947, to Carl and Lucille Mecham in Moab, UT where he spent the first few years of his life. The family then moved to a ranch in Montana then later moved to Missoula and later to Seeley Lake where he graduated from Seeley Swan High School. He served an LDS mission in the Southwest Indian mission.
After returning from his mission, he attended Ricks College where he met the love of his life and eternal companion, Margie Wilde. They were married July 25, 1969, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They raised their four children in Shelley, ID.
Grant began working at the R.T. French Company, which is now Basic American, in September of 1974. He worked there until his passing.
He dearly loved his family and served them until the very end. He was completely selfless. He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, NASCAR, fishing, cooking and playing with his grandchildren. There was always a warm bear hug to be found in Grants arms. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years Margie; sons, Bruce “Cori” (Laura) of Hermiston, OR; Travis (Rebecca) of Kuna, ID; Christopher (Amanda) of Idaho Falls, ID and daughter Tauna (Don) of Idaho Falls, ID; grandsons Kayden, Tyrell, and a new one in March; granddaughters Breckyn, Lacey, Jadelyn, Bryleigh, Braylin, Skyler, Kaia, and Natalie; his brothers Charles, Joseph, Robert and one sister, Susan; numerous nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Donald and VIla Wilde; one daughter by heart, Angela Hill and one son by heart, Lee Frogner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one niece, one nephew, and one daughter by heart.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 22 at Lincoln 1st Ward LDS Chapel at 2545 Mesa St. in Idaho Falls under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
The viewing for family and friends will be for 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Shelley, ID.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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