Glenna Austad Miller Watkins Mecham – Cache Valley Daily


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March 22, 1934 – January 17, 2020 – (age 85)

Glenna Mecham passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020, in the home of her daughter, Jill, in American Fork, Utah. She lived the previous five years with her daughter, Gail, in Cedar City.

She was born March 22, 1934 in Ogden, Weber, Utah to Grant and Ora Verla Raty Austad, oldest of four children.

She married Marvin C. Miller on May 13, 1950 in Logan, Cache, Utah. They were later sealed in the LDS Logan Temple on June 30, 1952. They divorced in 1965. They had five children; Kathryn (Bill) Greenwald, Roy; Gary Miller (deceased); Gail Morris, Cedar City; Glen Miller, Salt Lake City; and Debra (Parker) Fawson, North Logan.

She married Baker C. Watkins on January 8, 1966 in Elko, Nevada. They later divorced. They had four children; David (Carol) Watkins, Surprise, Arizona; Brett Watkins (deceased); Darin Watkins, Ogden; Jill (Robert) Butler, American Fork.

She married Delbert Mecham on January 2, 1993 in Ogden, Weber, Utah and welcomed his three children to her family; Gary (Becky) Mecham; Debbie (David) Gast; and Rebecca (Ken) Nelson. They retired to Southern Utah and then Mesquite. He died in October 2004.

Glenna served in many positions as a teacher and Relief Society President in the LDS church. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed crocheting. She also enjoyed the association with many friends and family over the years and spent many years playing Pinochle with a special group of friends. She was a Real Estate agent for several years and started her own company. She worked at IRS, DDO, and HAFB. She retired from Hill AFB. After moving to Mesquite, she found a new passion in painting landscapes.

Glenna has 24 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters; LaRae Kellos, California; Ruth (Chuck) Whiting, California; brother; Robert (Renee) Austad, Utah; step-sister Charlene Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons; sister, Annette (Lyle) English; and step-brother, Mike (Sandee) Stowell.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:00am at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah. Friends may visit with family on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South, Roy, Utah.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at lindquistmortuary.com



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