Eva Mecham McFarland passed away on Dec. 12, 2013, at the age of 84 due to pancreatic cancer.
Eva was born January 14, 1929, to Marion and Alice Whittier Mecham at their home in Milton, Morgan, Utah. She grew up in Milton and graduated in 1947 from Morgan High School and Seminary.
She married Floyd Tracy McFarland Jr. on April 17, 1950, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They almost celebrated 62 years together before Floyd passed away on Feb. 12, 2012. From this union, they were blessed with three sons: Rex, Kent and Bruce; and one daughter, Linda.
Mother loved to go camping and truly enjoyed the beauty of nature. She especially loved to walk around Mirror Lake and Bonnie Lake. Being in the outdoors with family and friends was her favorite thing to do. She loved to also sing around the campfire, especially the song, “You Are My Sunshine.” She would always coax kids and grandkids and great-grandkids to join in her singing. These were memories that brought much love to her heart.
Mother enjoyed being with her family. She loved to host the annual Christmas party and Easter egg-hunting party. These were the times that were so special to her, because most of the family members were present. She loved her family very much and loved to be surrounded by them. The two biggest joys of her life were her family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and belonged to the Rock Cliff 7th Ward, where she held various positions. She especially had fond memories of teaching Primary, Sunday School and Young Women. She loved being around the youth.
Mother also tended children in her home for many, many years. They also were very important to her. She loved them and treated them like her own kids. She also worked for a time at Wangsgard’ s bakery.
Eva is survived by her children, Rex McFarland, S. Ogden, Utah; Kent McFarland, Riverdale, Utah; Bruce (Janice) McFarland, West Jordan, Utah; and Linda (Larry) Pike, Morgan, Utah. She has 19 grandchildren and 34 and counting great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Alice Faye Palmer, and one brother, Loel (Enid) Mecham living in Milton, Utah.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Virginia Creager; and one brother and his wife, Keith and Ruth Mecham; and one daughter-in-law, Nadine Code Jensen McFarland.
A special thanks to family, friends, neighbors and ward members who gave of their love, help and concern throughout the years. We’d also like to thank Encompass Health Care and Hospice for their love and care of our mother, especially Tammy, Miller, Angie and Magen. We appreciated all the kind loving concern and help you offered to our Mother. We love you dearly. We’d also like to thank the Family Tree Assisted Living of Morgan for their love and concern these past 13 days. We love you for taking such good care of Mom and us kids, while Mom was there. “Thank you” is not enough to say for going out of your way to make our Mom’s passing so much easier. We will treasure the friendships we’ve made through the Hospice family and the Family Tree. Thank you and we love you all so much.