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Marlene Mecham Haws, 89, of Escalante, passed away October 20, 2020 surrounded by her children in her home. She was born on September 5, 1931, to Starns Frank Mecham and Fontella Roundy in Escalante Utah. She married Klyn B. Haws on August 29, 1950, in Escalante. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple on May 21, 1983. They had six children: Robert, Joycelyn, Rick, Patrice, Terrill, and Jillyn.
Marlene lived a life of service, not only to her Father in heaven, but also to her family, friends and strangers alike here on earth. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she held numerous callings. She had a strong testimony and was willing to share it by her actions and the example that she was to all. She loved music and it was a great part of her life. She and her sisters sang together on many occasions and were know as the Mecham sisters. She loved old Escalante traditions with some of her favorite being dances, the 17th of March, the Escalante horse races/rodeos, and the 24th of July. She was elated when she was asked to be the Pioneer Day Grand Marshal in the 2018 parade. She loved to write poetry and stay caught up with all her family and friends on the computer. She was very versatile, loved people, and had a big heart.
Marlene retired from the U.S. Postal Services with 26 years of service. The highlight of her career was to represent Utah on two different occasions at the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) in Washington, D. C. She served as the American Legion Auxiliary President, Escalante Riding Club Secretary, the director and driver for the Senior Center, the Escalante Planning and Zoning Committee, she wrote the "Escalante News" for several years.
Her greatest joy in life was her family, she loved to be surrounded by the grand kids and boasted about them often.
Marlene is survived by her son, Robert Haws, Escalante; daughters: Patrice (Brent) Cottam, Escalante, Jillyn (Jon) Sorensen, Salina, 14 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; sister: Deon Alvey; brother-in-law, Lane Liston; sister-in-law, Linda Mecham.
Marlene is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Klyn; parents; baby daughter, Joycelyn; sons Rick and Terrill; grandson Robert "Robby" Haws; brother, Ron Mecham; sister, Geraldine Liston; brother-in-law, Arnold Alvey.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Escalante Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Marlene’s obituary. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
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Monday, October 26, 2020
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Escalante 1st Ward Chapel
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