Shirlene Day Obituary (1938 – 2022) – West Bountiful, Utah, UT

Shirlene Mecham Reid Day

1938 – 2022

Bountiful, Utah—Shirlene Day, 83 years old, passed away at the home of her daughter on May 9th surrounded by her family. Shirlene was born December 10, 1938 to Erma (Fullmer) Mecham and Emil Lomond Mecham.

She was born and raised in Springville, Utah then moving to Provo where she met and later married John (Jack) Wilbur Reid. She gave birth to two daughters, Sherry and Denise. Shirlene’s husband Jack was killed in a car accident. Shirlene set out to create a home for herself and her two daughters. She was a long life member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served as a Primary and Sunday School Teacher.

In the fall of 1959, Shirlene met Ronald (Ron) Day on a blind date and fell in love. They were married December 4, 1959 in Provo, Utah. In 1960, Ron and Shirlene moved to a new home in Bountiful, Utah, where Shirlene gave birth to three children Wayne, Michael and Lisa and they continued living in this home for 62 years.

She was an incredibly talented woman. Several dozen oil paintings are hanging the homes of friends and family.

Shirlene and Ron went on their first cruise to the Caribbean in 1997. They loved it and over the next 16 years took 27 cruises traveling around the world. Shirlene and Ron loved to go dancing at the Murray Arts Center to Big Band music and while cruising.

Shirlene is survived by her children Sherry Reid Barmore (Gary); Denise Reid Maldonado (Angelo); Wayne (Mary Ann); Michael (Mary) and Lisa Day Daniels (Troy); 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Shirlene is also survived by her three sisters Karen, Kay and Elaine, nieces, nephews and many cousins. Shirlene is preceded in death by her grandson Jeremiah Johnson and grandson Christopher Reid, her sister Gwen Mecham Carroll, her brother Bernell Mecham, her step-father William Nelson and by her parents.

There will be a graveside service at the Bountiful City Cemetery (far north side) on Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

The family would like to acknowledge the South Davis Hospice team. Thank you Carly for the compassion you showed our family and especially for the loving care you gave to our mom. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. We would also like to thank Teresa. You have helped us through a terribly sad and difficult time. I am sure both our parents are grateful to you!

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from May 14 to May 22, 2022.

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