Mary Evelyn Wilson Meador, 87, our sweet mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Feb. 28, in Bountiful, Utah. She was born in 1925, in Covington, the daughter of Mary and Charlie Wilson, the youngest of three girls. She was raised in Covington and attended Covington High and the Atlanta Business School. She married her sweetheart James Thompson Meador in 1948.
Mrs. Meador and her husband and their two children, Michael and Beth, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1961. She served in many positions in the church including Relief Society president and in various teaching positions and served for several years in the Atlanta Temple. She supported her husband as he served in the church in many positions as well, including as branch president and bishop. Mrs. Meador was happiest when she was serving others. She has always been the perfect example of unconditional love and compassionate service with a wonderful, warm sense of humor. Her smile would warm anyone’s heart.
Her professional life included being the executive secretary to the presidents of Lever Brothers and Tucker Wayne and secretary to the director of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare Region IV. Her interests included painting, needle work and many arts and crafts. She had a great love for her many pets, especially her cat Marble.
Mrs. Meador was preceded in death by her parents, sisters (Charlie Mae Bailey and Francis Carter) and her devoted husband Jim. She is survived by her children, Michael and Marsha Meador, McAlpin, Fla., Beth and Richard Nordfors, Bountiful, Utah, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March 9 at Russon Brothers Mortuary, in Bountiful. Interment will be at Lawnwood Memorial Park, Covington, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Visit www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences.