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Obituary for James Allen Meikle

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James Allen Meikle

March 28, 1946 - January 13, 2012

James Allen MeikleJames Allen Meikle, 65, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday January 13, 2012. Jim was born March 28, 1946 in Logan Utah, a son of James Allen & Mildred Wakley Meikle.He graduated from Ogden High School and Weber State College. Jim married the love of his life, Jan Martin on June 21st 1964 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He proudly served an LDS mission to the Oakland, CA area. Jim served for many years at the Ward and Stake level and was truly loved by the members he served. Jim was an impeccable dresser & truly had a great sense of style. He was the owner of The Blue Door Clothing Store and took great pride in helping others look their best. Jim served as Director of the McKay-Dee Hospital Foundation, Director of The Children’s Aid Society and he also served on the Board of Directors for Goldenwest Credit Union for many years. Jim loved serving his community with his recent position at Leavitt’s Mortuary. Jim had a special way of making friends with anyone and loved unconditionally and without judgment.Jim is survived by his sweetheart Jan, one son Andy (Kim) Meikle, Ogden; two daughters Aynie (Trent) Handsaker, Kamas, UT; Mary (Dell) Adams, Salt Lake City; 7 grandkids, Alec, Eddie, Wakely, Drew, Henry, Harper and Henley; one sister Pat (Wynn) Stirling, Provo, UT. He was preceded in death by his son Matt and his parents.Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Ogden East Stake Center, 1314 27th Street, Ogden, Utah at 11:00 am. Family will greet friends Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services both at the Stake Center. Interment will follow at the Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. .Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Ogden East Stake Center


1314 27th Street, , Ogde, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Ogden East Stake Center


1314 27th Street, , Ogde, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for James Allen Meikle

Born: March 28, 1946
Died: January 13, 2012

Condolences for James Allen Meikle

Gayle Ann Richman and Randy Maw posted on 2/21/12

We are saddened by this news. May the loved one's find peace in the happy memories. Randy Maw and Gayle Ann Richman


Drew posted on 2/8/12

I love you with all my heart and I wish you were here. I will miss you at my birthday party.


kathy mcdaniel posted on 1/25/12

When we would visit our grandparents next door to Mildred and Allen's home in Logan we would always look forward to spending some time with our cousins patty and jimmy we always felt very welcome in their home and loved visiting with his parents and our aunt Kate. Jimmy would bring out his cars and trucks and we would build roads and towns in the backyard he would make sure there was a gas station and a cafe which he always called Kathy's cafe. He was very patient with we three girls and always included us in his fun patty and my sister carol were a little older so maybe that's why jimmy and i were friends. At Christmas time we always enjoyed going to aunt Kate's to see what wonderful yummy treats they had made,. we always enjoyed being in their home. When the family moved to Ogden we missed them very much we lost contact with them over the years but our memories of those treasured happy youthful full of energy sunny snowy cherished Christmas beautiful fun blessed safe childhood days will be in our hearts Forever! May God bless your lives and may you know we will think of you often


Judy & Winslow Hurst posted on 1/24/12

Dear Jan and Family -We are saddened by Jim's passing. He will be remembered for his kind, happy & thoughtful personality. He has had an impact on many lives and will certainly be remembered and missed. We have enjoyed knowing your family over the years.Many heaven wrap you in peace as you find solace in your many memories.Judy & Winslow Hurst


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Don Hill posted on 1/21/12

While I did not know Mr. Meikle, I am a friend of his daughter Mary and her husband. I want to send my sympathy to her and her family, and to let her know that they are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Carol Caine King posted on 1/20/12

I have so many wonderful memories of the summers we spent together in Logan. Jim had the most genuine smile and love of life. We laughed and cried together, set ants on fire with magnifying glasses, and ate raspberries until we popped. He was Mimi Moco as he called himself. He will haunt me for letting that out. He was the steady force in troubled times. He was my buddy and little brother and helped me gain a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I will miss him and look forward to the day I will see him again. May the memories of Jim bring your family peace and give you the strength to face each new day. Love to all, Carol


Tim and Dixie Wightman posted on 1/19/12

Andy and Family, We received the news about your father's passing. We want your family to know our prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are still in Ohio and Tim and I are now retired and loving every minute of it. We are going to start travelingthis summer to see parts of the US we didn't get to see when we were in the service. We are coming to Utah to visit my sister's family and hopefully we can visit with your family. Respectively,Tim and Dixie


Elizabeth Evans posted on 1/19/12

I didn't know Brother Meikle very well, but when shaking his hand at Stake functions he always made you feel like he had known you for years. One impression is all it took for me to realize that this is truly a christlike man. My heart and prayers go out to Jan and her family at this time. Liz Evans27th St.


Victor posted on 1/19/12

I had the honor of meeting Jim while he was our patient at Pineview. We (the night crew) loved talking to Jim during those restless nights when we were working and he couldn't sleep. He always had a story to share that brought smiles and laughter. He was very inspiring as a father, husband and patient. We will miss you Jim!


Pam Gilmore posted on 1/19/12

I remember when Jim first moved into the 33ward, all the girls were smitten with Jim and who knew that Jim and Jan would marry. I have been friends with both of them since that time. I have great memories of Jim in high school, he was such a personable guy. Jan and Jim have had such a hard few years and I hope my emails to Jan thru Mary have helped some. I will be sure to keep up with emails to Jan. I am truly sorry for Jims passing. Pam


John, Melinda & Jake Peterson posted on 1/19/12

We will definitely miss Jim's enthusiastic and always grateful character. He always found something good to talk about, even when he was not at his best and could have complained about so many things. When he was at the Pine View center I am grateful that I took an hour or so and visited with him. He shared experiences about the son he and Jan lost at such a young age, and some of the deeply spiritual experiences that surrounded that time. The reunion with that son must have been incredible last weekend despite the separation from those here. We appreciate his example of service, love and dedication to what he believed in.With love, John, Melinda & Jake Peterson


Kent Jorgenson posted on 1/18/12

I first met Jim when my mother took me to the Blue Door on Washington Blvd. to buy school clothes. I can still remember my brown graduation suit, with beautiful patton leature shoes. Jim was always a snappy dresser and I loved his store. Jim was also family friends with my Aunt and Uncle Stromberg who also reside in Ogden.My family moved to Ogden some twenty years ago and we had the opportunity to rekindled our friendship. Jim was so generous with his compliments. When I needed professional advice I could call and he always had time to visit with me. He was a true gentleman. I will miss his smile, bow ties and positive outlook on life. Jim wasn't here for very long but he left his mark. I will think of him often. He will be missed. I love you James Allen Meikle. Your Heavenly Father is very proud of you.


Cherise Drefs posted on 1/18/12

My brother was great friends of Andy and his family. I remember the family from when i was young. I just wanted to say God Bless you and your family.The Drefs


Andy Neff posted on 1/18/12

Dear Jan and Meikle Family,I happened by chance on Jim's obituary in the paper. It was interesting reading about his life. So sorry for your loss. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Jim, I'm sure he was a great man. It brought back memories of serving with Matt on the mission in Colorado. There was not a kinder, gentler, more humble, grateful servant of the Lord in the Hmong program. Matt taught me a lot about unconditional love. I can't help but think these qualities were fostered in the Meikle household...along with an affinity for Diet Coke! Elder Meikle could drink me under the table. :-) What a joyous reunion must be transpiring between father and son on the other side of the veil. My own dear father passed away nearly three years ago at the age of 65 - far too young but I'm sure there's an equally important role they're all fulfilling in the heavens. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all. Your Friends,Andy Neff and FamilyHooper, Utah


Robert Bell posted on 1/18/12

Though knowing Jim a short time, I appreciated his great love and humility. He is a genuine caring person, who leaves a lasting impression wherever he travels. His warmth and handshake of friendship will be deeply missed.


Alan & Jenny posted on 1/18/12

Jan, Mary & Family, We have been friends of Jim's daughter Mary and her husband for many years. Jim was a wonderful man, accepting of people, warm-hearted and happy. I am hard pressed to think of a time I didn't see him with a smile on his face. We have fond memories of family parties and chance meetings around town, just saying hello. Jim was a great man who will be missed by many.Our thoughts and prayers go to the entire family during this difficult time.-Alan Hill, Jen Williams & Family


Toni Crosslin Cottrell posted on 1/18/12

Jan and family,I was stunned to hear of Jim's passing. I have so many memories of when we lived next door and I babysat for the kids. Those memories of 27th St. cross my mind from time to time. You and Jim were always so good to me. You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you some comfort at this sad time.


Mindy Pendergast posted on 1/18/12

Dear Friends and Family,My deepest sympathies to you at this time. My memories are fond of Jim. I worked at Children's Aid Society with Jim. I remember him for his warm smile and cheerful attitude. Mindy Pendergast


SCOTT C. RUSSELL posted on 1/18/12

To: Jan and family: My sympathy to you and yur family at this time. May the Lord be with you all. Jim was a great guy and a friend from way back at the 33rd ward on 26th st. We were in many of the classes together and i enjoyed his frinedship and his personality and he was always a sharp dresser. Again, may the Lord bless you at this time our prayers are with you. Scott C. Russell, No. Ogden


Mark Stromberg posted on 1/18/12

Jan and family, When I was told of Jim's passing, my mind was flooded with so many wonderful experiences and memories unique and special between our families. How I have always loved your family. I have thought of Matt, my little buddy many times over the years. I recall the healing blessing Jim administered to my 4 year old son almost 30 years ago. These are but a very, very few examples. You, Jim and Matt have been wonderful examples to me and I will always cherish this relationship throughout the eternities! May God bless you at this time and I know that your family will be together forever and Jim in fact followed the example of Matt and endured well to the end of this mortal experience. With love, Mark W Stromberg


Joanna and Brandon Wochnick posted on 1/18/12

Jan, We are sorry for your loss. We loved talking to Jim at church and will miss his warm smile. He always had a way of making us feel great. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love,Joanna and Brandon Wochnick


Jeanne Jones posted on 1/18/12

We were so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing, You both have been in our thoughts and prayers this last year, Just so much sadness with all the people we know and love.Our Love,Jug and Jeanne Jones. Xoxox


Doug Proudfit posted on 1/17/12

Jan, so very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was such a good guy, always a smile and kind word. Have not seen you two in a very long time but do have fond memories of school and beyond. All the very best to you and your family. Doug


Paul Neuenschwander posted on 1/17/12

Jan,Our memories and lives seem to have been interwoven since we were all kids. I have such fond memories of both you and Jim and appreciate all the kind things you have done for my parents and me. My mother and father always spoke so warmly of both of you and always felt so much love and support in their old age. I am so sorry about Jim's passing and want you to know how much I love both of you. I send my deepest regrets and love. Paul


Carole Lapine and family posted on 1/17/12

Jan, we are sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We have such good memories of you, Jim, and your wonderful family. May God bless you and your family during this very difficult time.Carole and family


Richard S. White, M.D. posted on 1/17/12

Jan,I am so sorry to hear of my dear friend's death. You both have been so kind me me all of these years.I regret that I cannot be there in person to repay your kindness.


Edie George posted on 1/17/12

Jim was a member of the Weber State University Alumni Board of Directors when I was the Executive Director. He always contributed with positive ideas and worked hard to make WSU the best university in the State of Utah. I also lived near Jim and Jan when their children were small. I had a St. Bernard dog named Ebeneezer. The children would see us coming and want to be outside to pet Eb. One of the boys had many allergies but would ask Jan for his medicine so that he could hug Eb. My prayers for peace of mind are for Jan and the rest of the Meikle family.


Ron Blackhurst posted on 1/17/12

I haven't seen Jim in a long time, but I have very, very fond memories of him. He had a knack to always make me smile and feel good inside. he was and is a wonderful human being who will be sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences to Jan and all of his family at this difficult time.Lovingly,Ron Blackhurst


Jim & Vickie Urry posted on 1/16/12

Jan,Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. We have fond memories of you and Jim. What a terrific couple you are. We cherish your friendship and send our love. Jim & Vickie Urry


Kay Remington posted on 1/16/12

From the moment I met Jim he endeared himself to my heart and memory. He was a gentle, kind, soft-spoken, christ-like man that has touched many lives with his friendship, love and respect. He treasured his sweet wife Jan(my dear friend) and there was never a negative word said about her. He was a man of Integrity devoted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he loved his Heavenly Father deeply. I'm going to miss you Jim.


Scott Buehler posted on 1/16/12

Jan, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jim was a wonderful guy with an infectious personality. His warmth and good cheer through the challenges you both faced was an inspiration.


susan wakley olsen posted on 1/16/12

I will always remember Jimmy for his sparkling and upbeat personality. I remember when he was a little boy and was diagnosed with diabetes he didn't even let this get him down. I have so many memories of the Miekle household and the love and joy that abounded there. He will be sincerely missed. Best wishes and love, Susan Wakley Olsen