C. Darrel Mecham

Born: Sat., Apr. 12, 1941
Died: Mon., Aug. 20, 2012

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C. Darrel Mecham – a longtime Pendleton resident died Monday, August 20, 2012, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington. He was 71 years old. Viewing will be held Thursday, August 23rd, between noon and 5:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, August 24, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. and will be in the Burns Mortuary Chapel, Pendleton, Oregon. Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton. A Luncheon will follow interment at the Pendleton Eagles Lodge. Sign the online guestbook, or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Darrel was born April 12, 1941, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Christopher Delbert and Navo Jean Kirkpatrick Mecham. He attended grade school in Mitchell, Oregon. The family then moved to Pendleton, where he attended Junior High and High School. When he was 18 years old he enlisted into the United States Army. He served his country and received an Honorable Discharge in 1961. He returned to Pendleton in 1970 when he began working as a lineman for Pendleton Cable Company, where he worked for sixteen years. He then worked primarily as a ranch hand for many area ranchers. Darrel dedicated countless hours of his time as a volunteer for the Pendleton Round-Up for 41 years. He enjoyed the Rodeo and Professional Bull Riding. He loved to ride horses. Darrel's hobbies included camping, fishing and hunting, and he loved baseball. Darrel could tell you anything about the Seattle Mariners. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 28 of Pendleton. Darrel never met a stranger. He was a man that would go out of his way to help anybody in need. He is survived by Marlene Knight of Pendleton, OR, his sons: Richard Mecham of Adams, OR, Robbie Mecham of Newberg, OR, Jim Mecham of Newberg, OR, Kenny Mecham of Newberg, OR, and Steven Knight of Pendleton, OR, daughters: Sheila Edmundson of Hermiston, OR, Shelly Spencer of Pendleton, OR, and Sherri Falkner of Vancouver, WA, a brother Dean Mecham of Sitka, AK, a sister Debra Johnson of Pendleton, OR, sixteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his many good friends and his faithful border collie Panda. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gary Mecham.

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traci hallos
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Marlene and family i am so sorry to hear about darrel he was a very nice man,my thoughts and prayers are with u at this difficult time...

sandra Ainsworth lytton
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Darrel will be missed by all that knew him. My payers and condolence's to Marlene and family.

Geneil Bare Warren...Cousin
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Many we love have passed away too soon...without reason. We remember them often in a thousand different ways...In the morning...In the night...When we look at the stars...A date...A song...A place...A smell...

Marcine Tune Greenhaw
   Posted Thu August 23, 2012
We're saddened to hear of Darrell's passing. Many loving memories of our dear cousin Darrell will remain in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marlene, and all the family. Marcine and Gayla

Judy Mecham Spohn
   Posted Thu August 23, 2012
Marlene, Debra and Dean I am so sorry to hear of Darrels passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your familys.

Jason Herr
   Posted Fri August 24, 2012
I am very sorry to hear of Darrel's passing. I was so pleased to have him and Marlene at my Mom's funeral in Pendleton. My sincerest condolences and God Bless to all of the Mecham's. Jason P. Herr- Son of Janice Marie Mecham

Ron & Dyce Sims
   Posted Fri August 24, 2012
May all the fond memories the family shared with Darrel help fill the emptiness in your hearts. Darrel will be missed by all of us. Our heart and thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.

Gayle Dean cogan
   Posted Fri August 24, 2012
My deepest condolences to you and Steven. We had a lot of fun with you and Darrel. Gods blessings to you. The good memories will help you. My deepest sympathy. Gayle

Glenda Morlan
   Posted Sat October 25, 2014
Marlene, I have thought of you and Darrell many times over the years and I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I would love to touch base with you. My number is 5202033922 and email is glenda48@cox.net. It sounded like Darrel was admired by many and will surely be missed. Please get in touch if you feel like it. Once a friend, always a friend! Again, hope all is well and or as well as can be expected. Please keep in touch.

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