Central Valley, Utah
Millard Leo Meanea, 99, of Central Valley, Utah, and formerly of Carey, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Richfield, Utah. He was born February 16, 1915 in Denver, Colorado, to Theodore Edward and Amelia Maude B. Haak Meanea.
During WWII, he joined the Army Air Corps and then the US Marine Corps, serving in the occupational forces in Japan. While in the military, he met the love of his life, Christine Greenwood, who was in the Army Nurse Corps. They were married at the Santa Ana Air Base in 1943, later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She preceded him in death in 2009.
He served in numerous positions in the LDS Church including bishoprics and chapel building committee chairman. He and his wife served in the Las Vegas Nevada mission, assigned to the Reno area.
He is survived by a son, Millard L. "Pat" (Sherry) Meanea II; 6 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Central 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Additional services will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Carey Idaho LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Burial with military rites will be in the Carey Idaho Cemetery.
Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
Published in Deseret News on Apr. 23, 2014