Aaron Michael Mecham

1983 ~ 2020


Oct. 9, 2020
6:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092
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    8:00 AM
    Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092ns
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  • Aaron Michael Mecham passed away unexpectedly early Saturday morning September 26th, 2020, at the young age of 36.

    Aaron was born in Price, Utah on October 6th, 1983: a beautiful, sunny, fall morning. As a baby Aaron had a calm and sweet personality that stayed with him all his life. Aaron grew up in Sandy, Utah and attended Altara Elementary, Edgemont Elementary, Eastmont Middle, and Jordan High Schools.

    Aaron loved nature, animals (especially dogs), Ford Mustangs and all muscle cars, martial arts, and drawing. He was very empathetic, kind, and generous to others. He would have very little money yet share with someone else: buying a friend a baby car seat for example. He was a protector of friends, family, and strangers. His last job typified him as he cared for homeless people at a hospice.

    Aaron had significant, close relationships with some good women., including a prior marriage. From one of these partnerships came his precious three-year-old son, Micah.

    Aaron is survived by his father Lance, mother Shawn, sisters Megan and Emily, and his small son Micah. He is also survived by grandfather James Christensen, uncles and aunts Andy Christensen, Mark Christensen, Gary Vincent, JaNae Lillian, Eric Mecham (Joan), LaRee Mecham, Jill Mecham, Venna Chambers, Alicelyn Jaques (Layne), and cousins who he treasured: Todd, Jeff, Amber, Lindsay, Aubrey, Erica, Michael, Michelle, Lisa, Jordan, Angie, Brad, Casey, Craig, and Mitchell. Aaron was preceded in death by his Grandma Barbara Christensen, Grandpa and Grandma Arlin and Marilyn Mecham, Aunt Suzanne, Uncle Bob, Uncle Chris, and cousin Christina.

    Aaron was not perfect and had failings and weaknesses. He struggled with depression and substance abuse. In the end some of these shortened his life. Please forgive Aaron if he hurt you in any way. We have faith that he is happy in Heaven now and we believe he is wishing the best for all of us.

    We want to thank all those who cared for him so kindly this summer. We will never forget your help for Aaron and your reassurances to us. Sandy City Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, IMC ICU, Promise Hospital, and the IMC Neurological Rehabilitation Unit. Also the kind doctor who had to give us the worst of news and the social worker who helped us through the first terrible hours.

    Funeral services will be held on October 9, 2020, 2:00 pm, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy Utah. A viewing will be held from 12:00 – 1:45 prior to the service. Private interment will take place at Larkin Sunset Gardens at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.larkincares.com.


    We are sincerely sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Aaron. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories of Aaron comfort and help each of you during this difficult time.
    Love your cousin,
    Carolyn & Larry D.

    - Carolyn Dietrick

    Lance, you've been my friend since kindergarten. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts.

    - Bruce Baxter

    I’m looking forward to being with you soon. Save me a spot at the banquet where we can rejoice together in His presence. Grandpa Christensen

    - Grandpa

    My dearest Shawn, and the family and friends of Aaron...my sincerest condolences on your profound loss. May he Rest in Peace and Contentment until you meet again.

    - Sue Haley

    Lance and Shawn,
    So sorry to hear about Aaron. May you all be blessed with inner peace.

    - Tony M. Carter

    So sorry to hear about your loss. There really isn't much a person can say at a time like this that makes it better so I won't try. I'll just say that I said a prayer for you and your wife that The Lord will help you through it.

    - William H Lyman

    Lance, Shawn, Megan and Emily,

    My heart goes out to all of you in this time of great sadness. Please know that he will always be in your hearts and in time, thoughts of him will bring a smile to your face and less tears. His obituary was real, and sweet, and so filled with love. What a wonderful son and brother. He will be missed so much by you, but never ever forgotten. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

    Karen Hearn

    - Karen Hearn

    My love and prayers to each of you to have been blessed to have known and loved Aaron. May you find comfort in warm memories of happier times.

    - Melanie Wheeler

    Dear Mecham family I am very sad for you all. I've known Aaron for many years and have always liked and cared for him. He would stop in or write me on FB occasionally and always had nice things to say. He promised that he would get his Black Belt some day, now I'm sure he will. I'm sending love and light to your family and Aaron. Peace be with you.
    Sincerely, Sandra Martinez

    - Sandra Martinez

    Dear God
    We pray for the spirit of Aaron take him into your arms, dear Lord, and bring peace to his soul, and may his transition be sweet.
    Please take this beautiful soul and spirit into the sweetest corner of your mind, the most tender place in your heart that he and his family might be comforted.
    For now he has gone and I pray Dear God that Aaron have strength to remember he has not gone far.
    For he is with you and shall remain forever, and he remains within his loved ones for we are all in You.
    Dear God please take Aaron in his grief into your arms that it may be lessened and understood. Please guide his pain into the the most sacred chambers of his heart, where You reside , so that he may understand the sacred mysteries of death and love.

    - Sandra

    It was a joy having the special moments I got to spend with Aaron when he was a teenager hiking, swimming, visiting and watching him enjoy life. It’s comforting to know all the great qualities he expressed are still with us in thought. We send our deepest sympathies to Shawn, Lance, Meghan and Emily during this very difficult time. Love the Panfili’s

    - Tiffany Panfili

    Aaron was a good friend in highschool. We played volleyball together and did woodshop, and other classes together. Him and my brother kory really liked him. I spoke with Aaron just in June touching bases. Aaron was always supportive and nice. He is in heaven at peace I believe and we'll meet him again.

    - Sam Yeager

    We are sadden to hear about the loss of your son Aaron. We will always remember Aaron as a young man with a kind heart. We know that he is now with loves one who greeted him with much love and comfort. He will be truly missed, but never forgotten. May the Lord comfort all of you during this difficult time. We love your family!

    Aunt Mary & Colleen Mecham

    - Aunt Mary & Colleen Mecham

    May dear Shawn and Lance,

    I remember when your sweet baby boy — your absolute pride and joy — came into this world. You've always been wonderful, loving, caring and supportive parents to Aaron and all of your children. I hope and pray you'll all be together again someday. Much love to you all during this very difficult time.

    - Jan Eckhart

    I was so sad to hear that Aaron had passed away. I grew up with him when we were little, and will remember the good memories we had together. He will be missed. I loved how he would protect people and stand up for them. He also was a great artist and father to his son. He will be missed. May he find peace for his kind soul in heaven. Sending hugs to all his family and friends.

    With love,
    Tiffany (Garner) Angel

    - Tiffany (Garner) Angel

    I am saddened to learn of the passing of Aaron. I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray that your family can find comfort during this difficult time.

    - Julie

    I recently reached out to Aaron to check on him to see how he had been doing. I hadn't been in touch with him in the last couple of years. I just found out. I am so sorry to hear of his passing he was a good friend I have known the last 12 years. I send my love to your family.

    - Morgan spratt