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Geraldine Liston

November 10, 1937 — July 30, 2020

Geraldine Liston

Escalante, Utah

Geraldine Mecham Liston 82, our precious and faithful mother passed away peacefully on July 30, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family in her home in Escalante, Utah. Geraldine was born on November 10, 1937 in Escalante to Starns Frank Mecham and Fontella Roundy. She was the third child of four children and was raised in Escalante, attending Escalante High School and graduating in 1956.

She married Lane S. Liston on January 10, 1957 in the St. George Temple. They were blessed with two children: Gary Lane and Sherri Lyn.

Geraldine was a very hard worker and worked various jobs throughout her life, retiring from South Central Communications. She loved gardening and spent many enjoyable hours beautifying her yard with flowers. Her favorites were roses and geraniums.

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she held various callings in the Church. Her favorite was working with the youth; she had a special bond with them. Geraldine served in the Lions Club for 50 years and served many years with the Senior Center. She spent many years welcoming vacationers to the Escalante Tourist Center. She also served on the city council and was very active in supporting and loving her community.

Geraldine’s greatest joy was being surrounded by her family. She welcomed everyone into her home and made sure that no one left hungry. She had a talent of making everyone feel welcome.

Geraldine is survived by her loving husband Lane; son, Gary (Sandy) Liston; daughter, Sherri (Dan) Meisenbach, 7 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren; sisters: Marlene Haws, Deon Alvey; sister-in-law, Linda Mecham.

Preceded in death by parents; brother, Ron Mecham; brothers-in-law: Klyn Haws and Arnold Alvey.

Geraldine fought a tough five-month battle with pancreatic cancer, pushing through gracefully and without complaint. She was a kind and gentle person who loved her family and friends. She enjoyed life and brightened the lives of all she met with her infectious laugh.

Graveside services and interment will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Escalante City Cemetery

W Hwy 12, Escalante, UT 84726

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