In Memory


Lloyd Mecham

Lloyd Byron Mecham - played with Utah Valley bands Terracotta, Savannah, and Taxi

St. George - Lloyd Byron Mecham, 63, of St. George Utah, passed away peacefully May 24, 2018 at Dixie Regional Medical Center, after a long struggle with challenging health issues. He was born on August 7, 1954 in St.George, Utah. His loving parents were the late Karl G. & Lavada Bell Johansen Mecham. 

He married the late Sue Southerland in the Manti Utah Temple and were later divorced. 

On October 19, 1987 he married Patricia (Trish) Wade Turner in Las Vegas, Nevada. And gained an instant family of 3 children, that he adored, Tanji, Tia, & Brooks. 

His younger years were spent in Annabella and Monroe, Utah, Las Vegas, NV and Hawaii. He had exceptional musical talent that began at an early age. Throughout his life he had the opportunity to perform with many well known musicians and bands. He was very accomplished in many styles of music. He was a studio musician, played on many recordings and also wrote and arranged music.

He served a full time LDS mission in the California Anahiem Mission. After completing his mission he returned to his passion of music and began to play for the Osmond's and the Donnie and Marie Show. 

He was the previous owner of The Guitar Doctor in Orem Utah. He and Trish owned and operated Westwind Music & Recording Studio in St. George, Utah. They performed across the western United States and Las Vegas, NV together for many years in the band, "The Touch". 

Lloyd was a Master Luthier. He spent many hours with his son, Brooks, building, designing and repairing guitars, amps and sound equipment. He installed sound systems throughout Southern Utah.

Lloyd had an enthusiasm for cooking. He learned many cooking skills from his mother. He was a sous chef at the Frontier Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas NV. He cooked at their family restaurant, The Rolling (M) at The Monroe Hot Springs. 

He had a brilliant mind, fun sense of humor, was an avid reader, loved planes, trivia, and movies with treats. 

He is survived by his wife Trish Mecham of St. George. His children Tanji & (Clint) Hannig, Tia Bithell, and Brooks & (Amberli) Turner all of St. George. He has 16 grandchildren. Teven, Caytlin, Evelyn, Cooper, Taelor & Mitchell, Thayne & Nancy, Triston, Jackson, Brennan, Hadley, Marshall, C'era, Byron, & Holden. His sisters Ann Geline & (David) Johns of Monroe, UT. Darlene Kay & (Craig) Jacobson of Henderson, NV, and sister-in-law Phyllis Mecham of Monroe, UT. His sister-in-law Nancy & (Verl) Milne and brother-in-law Howard & (Deana) Wade. And many nieces, nephews and cousins. And his dearest companions Charlie (dog) & Olive (cat).

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother David Mecham, His close aunt, Dixie Ann Whitaker. His in-laws Jim & Ida Wade and his very special dog Heidi. 

The family would like to express their gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, EMT's and medical staff that have so tenderly taken care of Lloyd through out the years. A special thanks to Dr. David & Susan Debenham & Sherrie, Dr. Kirk G. Watkins & Megan, Dr. Carlos Leon-Forero, Dr. Carl C. Van Gils and the staff of Stapley Pharmacy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00am at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., ST. George, UT. Viewings will be held at the same location Friday June 1, 2018 from 5-7pm and Saturday June 2, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 am. 

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St. St. George, Utah 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Lloyd's guest book at
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from May 27 to May 31, 2018

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