Douglas “Doug” Neil Mecham, 61 passed away October 21, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was diagnosed with chronic lung fibrosis in July 2020.
He was born July 21, 1959 in American Fork, Utah to LaDean Hone Mecham and Orval H. Mecham and has 7 brothers and sisters, Carolyn (Greg), Lamar (Annabeth), Larry (deceased) (Susy), Connie (Glen), Stan (Chris), Randy, and Ken (Rachel).
On June 22, 1979, he married Connie Mantle and together they had 3 boys. Jason, Nick and Ricky.
Doug was such a kindhearted, caring person. He was a jokester. He loved to tease, be silly and make people laugh.
He had worked various positions in warehouse work in food industries at Associated Food Stores, Schwans, Swire Coca Cola.
Doug had many hobbies that he enjoyed. He loved woodworking. He’s made everything under the sun from furniture to toys and games. Doug loved carving. He would carve beautiful patterns and figures into large emu and ostrich eggs. Doug was passionate about crystals and gems. He enjoyed making jewelry out of all different kinds of gemstones and crystals. He loved going out into the desert to find rocks and geodes that he could break open and display the gorgeous crystals inside. Doug liked to paint. He would paint landscapes on canvas but also on wood slices. He kept a display cabinet that he would place all of his crafts.
Doug loved being in the mountains. He had so much joy in taking drives up the canyons, it was a spiritual experience for him. Doug enjoyed fishing and hunting with his brothers and family, four wheeling, and shooting guns.
Family was everything to Doug. He loved being surrounded by all of his loved ones. One of his favorite things to do was to have all of the family over so he could treat everyone to a delicious homemade meal prepared by him.
He absolutely loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was always filled with ideas of fun things they could do together. He enjoyed teaching the crafts that he loved. He would paint and carve with his kids and grandkids teaching them along the way.
We are heartbroken to say goodbye to such a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa. He will be deeply missed.
Doug is survived by his wife Connie. His sons Jason (Sheri) Mecham, Nick Mecham, Ricky Mecham. His grandkids Cheyenne, Makayla, Steven and Jackson. His Mother-In-Law Beth Mantle, Sister-In-Laws Susan (Kelly) Bertoch, Vickie (Mike) Murdoch, Julie (John) Gisch, many nieces and nephews.
Doug is preceded in death by his son Garrett Mecham, his parents LaDean and Orval Mecham, his brother Larry, Father-in-Law Richard Mantle.
We’d like to thank everyone at Huntsman Hospital and University of Utah. We really appreciate your love and kindness you shared with our family.
Some of his favorite sayings were: “A job worth doing is worth doing well”, “Measure twice cut once”, “If you can dream it, do it”
There will be a private family gathering to celebrate his life. To send condolences to the Mecham family @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Story Info
So sorry to be so late in offering my condolences to you and your family for the loss of your husband. Time seems to slip away from us though it also brings back special memories. I will never forget the Mantle family and the good times. I tried to get your mom’s contact couldn’t find it.
May you receive the sweet peace and comfort that can come to you through the Spirit
Love, Tom Bird
Doug was a great friend. He and I worked together at Associated Foods in Farr West. I've often thought about Doug and wondered how he was doing. I saw this today and was shocked to hear of his passing. Doug will be missed by many. I give my deepest condolances to the Mecham family. May your memories of Doug keep you till you meet again. Bless you all.
I grew up in Lindon knowing the Mecham family, LaMar and AnnaBeth are my age in school, they are two very wonderful people. Don was a bit younger than me, but coming from this family, I bet he was pretty awesome too. I just want to leave my condolences to Don’s entire family. May the Lord’s choices blessings be with you to comfort and console you.❤️