James L. Meacham as born March 8, 1948 on the Pacific island of Guam, to his parents Major James Arthur Meacham (USAF) of Logan, Utah, and Marguerite Valetta Meacham of Sacramento, California. He traveled the world early in life as a military child, residing with his family in Guam, Great Falls Montana, Blacksburg Virginia, Wiesbaden West Germany, and eventually Tujunga California.
After high school, Jim served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints in the Western States, covering Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico. After his mission he attended Los Angeles Valley College, and later received his Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Redlands.
Jim joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office in 1970. In 1980, he left LACSO and moved to Providence, Utah, where he joined the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. He honorably served in Cache County for 35 years in Patrol, Investigations, Civil, and Corrections divisions within the department, ending his career as a Sergeant. An avid marksman, Jim was a member of the CCSO Pistol team, where he qualified for the Utah Peace Officers Association Governor’s 20 numerous times.
Jim took great delight and pride in the 25 years he served as the Cubmaster of BSA Pack 376. He was committed to providing the best possible introduction to the world of Scouting, and to making sure that every boy in the pack received the kind of attention and recognition that would give them the confidence to develop new skills.
Jim felt much joy and a sense of purpose serving as an Ordinance Worker in the Logan Temple for the past 9 years. Just as with his career in law enforcement and his dedication to Scouting, Jim was happiest when he was acting in service of his community. Jim also enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, traveling to see close friends and family, the many adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and the fortunes, good or bad, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Rams.
Jim passed away on December 29, 2023, from complications of recently diagnosed liver cancer. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and co-workers, as well as those whom he served and protected. The family extends its deepest thanks to Dr. Seth Bingham, Dr. Lam Thanadabout, Matt Hill P.A.-C, and the additional caregivers at Logan Regional Hospital, for their expertise and tender care at the end of Jim’s life.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother Arthur (Janet) Meacham of Arizona, sister Michelle (John) Hurst of California, daughters Lori, Kathy, and Sheri, as well as several nieces and nephews, and his sweetheart, Suzanne.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 5, at the Providence 5th Ward building (355 Canyon Road, Providence, Utah.) Viewings will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at Allen-Hall Mortuary (34 E Center St., Logan, Utah,) and prior to the services on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, at the church. Interment at Providence Cemetery will follow the service (925 River Heights Blvd., River Heights, Utah.)
Funeral services will be livestreamed and can be viewed via the following link: