Carl Demar Mecham

29 Mar 1919 - 11 Nov 1997

Change Your Language


You can change the language of the BillionGraves website by changing the default language of your browser.

Learn More

Carl Demar Mecham

29 Mar 1919 - 11 Nov 1997
edit Edit Record
photo Add Images
group_add Add Family
description Add a memory

Carl Demar Mecham, 78, of Logan passed away Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah due to respiratory failure. Carl was born March 29, 1919 in Monticello, Utah, the son of Robert Bernard Mecham Sr. and Linda Amanda Young. Carl's early years were mostly spent on horseb

Life Information

Carl Demar Mecham


Monticello City Cemetery

Monticello Cemetery Rd
Monticello, San Juan, Utah
United States


July 11, 2014


July 10, 2014

Nearby Graves

See more nearby graves
Upgrade to BG+


Relationships on the headstone


Relationships added by users


Grave Site of Carl Demar


Carl Demar Mecham is buried in the Monticello City Cemetery at the location displayed on the map below. This GPS information is ONLY available at BillionGraves. Our technology can help you find the gravesite and other family members buried nearby.

Download the free BillionGraves mobile app for iPhone and Android before you go to the cemetery and it will guide you right to the gravesite.
android Google play phone_iphone App Store



Obituary of Carl Demar Mecham

Contributor: kevsha Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Carl Demar Mecham, 78, of Logan passed away Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah due to respiratory failure. Carl was born March 29, 1919 in Monticello, Utah, the son of Robert Bernard Mecham Sr. and Linda Amanda Young. Carl's early years were mostly spent on horseback or wishing he was on horseback. He proudly wore his 1939 San Juan Basin Saddle Bronc trophy buckle as a reminder to all of us of the cowboy life he lived as a young man, the many horses he broke, and trails he rode throughout his life. He married Lily Lucille Holyoak on December 16, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. The couple located in Evansville, Indiana and were soon separated for the next two years while Carl served his country with the Armed Forces in the Philippines during World War II. Following military service, he graduated with honors from the BYU class of 1950. Carl located his family in Moab, Utah and pursued a teaching career. In 1955 he relocated his family to the Missoula, Montana area and engaged in ranching and logging, followed by a career in teaching and school administration, and was highly recognized for his many years of service as a wrestling coach. He was a three time Montana Coach of the Year, and coached his teams to two Montana State Championships, as well as many individual state titles, twelve of which were earned by his own sons and grandsons. In 1967 he received his Masters Degree in School Administration from the University of Montana. He retired in 1979 from the Seeley Lake, Montana Elementary School District as Superintendent but later continued coaching wrestling in Frenchtown, Montana until he was 75 years of age. Carl served in many capacities in the LDS Church, including 17 years as Branch President in Seeley Lake, Montana. He served five full time missions, four of which were with his wife Lucille, his lifelong companion. He was serving on the Logan Utah Stake High Counsel at the time of his passing and touched the lives of many with his wisdom and wit. Carl is survived by his wife, Lily Lucille Mecham, Logan UT; one daughter, Susan (Dean) Bell, Vernal, UT; six sons, Clay (Pam) Mecham, Huson, MT; Grant (Marge) Mecham, Idaho Falls, ID; Charlie (Marilyn) Mecham, Logan, UT; Joe (Darlene) Mecham, Roseburg, OR; John (Diane) Mecham, Richland, WA; Bert (Sharol) Mecham, Peck, ID; 34 grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by a brother, Robert Bernard Mecham Jr., Provo, UT. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and an infant sister. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 14, 1997 in the Logan Utah LDS Stake Center with Bishop Blaine Butterworth conducting. Interment was in the Monticello Utah City Cemetery. Carl Mecham will be remembered by many throughout the world as "Grandpa" as a result of his countless hours of church service, teaching, coaching and friendship.

Life timeline of Carl Demar Mecham

Carl Demar Mecham was born on 29 Mar 1919
Carl Demar Mecham was 9 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Carl Demar Mecham was 12 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Carl Demar Mecham was 26 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Carl Demar Mecham was 37 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Carl Demar Mecham was 45 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Carl Demar Mecham was 54 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Carl Demar Mecham was 71 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Carl Demar Mecham died on 11 Nov 1997 at the age of 78
Grave record for Carl Demar Mecham (29 Mar 1919 - 11 Nov 1997), BillionGraves Record 9306538 Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States