The Arizona Republic

Shirley Roberta Mecham


PHOENIX – On the evening of October 9, 2018, Shirley Roberta Mecham, succumb to her long battle with cancer and went to the loving arms of Jesus. Her family was by her side. Shirley was 81 years old. She was born August 26th, 1937 in Dupo, Illinois. She was the third daughter of Virgil and Lois and was later followed by three brothers and one sister.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Lois Ross; sister, Aileene Eck; brothers, Kenny and Sonny Ross.

Shirley is survived by her husband, James Mecham; daughters and son in laws, Tom and Becky Como, Mark and Angela Naglich; son, Terry Karraker; step daughters, (Kenneth) and Shawn Horten, (Duke) and Heather Parker; nine grandchild­ren and 10 great grandchild­ren.

In lieu of flowers monetary donations can made in remembranc­e of Shirley to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ, 85014.

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