Wendell R. Mecham

17 Jan 1915 - 10 Apr 1994

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Wendell R. Mecham

17 Jan 1915 - 10 Apr 1994
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Ardath Mary Arnell Mecham, 81, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died June 5, 2001 in Spanish Fork, UT. She was born November 10, 1919, in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, to Albert A. and Mary Michaelson Arnell.She married Wendell Rulon Mecham on July 26, 1941. Their marriage was so
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Wendell R. Mecham

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Married: 26 Jul 1941
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Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed November 10, 1944
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Obituary for Ardath Mary Arnell Mecham, 2001

Contributor: gabrielbodard Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Ardath Mary Arnell Mecham, 81, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died June 5, 2001 in Spanish Fork, UT. She was born November 10, 1919, in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, to Albert A. and Mary Michaelson Arnell.She married Wendell Rulon Mecham on July 26, 1941. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple November 10, 1944. Her husband, Wendell, preceded her in death in April 1994. Her fondest memories were of growing up on the farm, going up the canyon, and having great times with her family in St. Charles, Idaho, a place she dearly loved and would always call "home." She was an active member of the LDS Church and held many positions throughout her life. She loved reading, teaching children, sports, playing games, being outdoors, and most of all spending time with her family. She is survived by her two sons and their spouses; Alan W. & Sherry of Spanish Fork, UT and ElRay & Ann of West Jordan, UT; two sisters, Stella Nelson of Fish Haven, Idaho and Valois Barker of St. Charles, Idaho; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Palmyra Stake Center, 505 E. 900 North, Spanish Fork. Friends and family may call Friday, June 8, 2001 from 6-7 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 South, Springville, or Saturday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Stake Center. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah. Ref: The Daily Herald on Thursday, June 07

Life timeline of Wendell R. Mecham

1915
Wendell R. Mecham was born on 17 Jan 1915
Wendell R. Mecham was 15 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
1929
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Wendell R. Mecham was 16 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.
1930
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Wendell R. Mecham was 25 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
1940
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Wendell R. Mecham was 43 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
1957
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Wendell R. Mecham was 55 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
1969
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Wendell R. Mecham was 64 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
1978
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Wendell R. Mecham was 74 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
1989
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Wendell R. Mecham died on 10 Apr 1994 at the age of 79
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