Celebrating the life of David Louis Meck
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MECK, David Louis (Age 86)
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of David L. Meck, of Spokane, Washington. Dave passed away on April 16, 2023, at the age of 86.
Dave was preceded in death by; his parents, Louis N. Meck and Marie J. Meck, his dear wife Judy A. Meck, his beloved sister Lorna Cobb, as well as other much loved family members.
Dave is survived by his sons, Randy D. Meck and Brian L. Meck, both of Spokane, Washington.
Dave was born on May 20, 1936, in Ione, Washington; on the family homestead staked in the late 1800’s by his grandparents, George and Elizabeth Meck.
The family moved to Spokane in 1938 after the great depression and the deaths of both of his grandparents decimated the family ranch.
Dave graduated from Rogers High School in 1954. He married the love of his life, Judy Bachelder (Meck) on October 7, 1961, and proceeded to have two sons, Randy and Brian.
Dave was always amazingly mechanically inclined and worked for 35 years as a Sears in-home appliance repairman. The man could fix anything. Helping people was always foremost in Dave’s mind. Any time he heard about anyone needing help, any time and any place was convenient for Dave. People always knew who to call when something broke, earning him “favorite Uncle David” status.
Throughout his life, Dave enjoyed recreating with his family. Camping in the summers as a young family, riding snowmobiles in the winter as both a young and older family.
Later in life, Dave and Judy bought and developed property on the Pend Oreille River, creating their own little paradise, a slice of heaven carved out of the bare woods. “The River” provided Dave and Judy a place where they could enjoy their true passion, spending time with family and friends.
Dave’s later life was made difficult after suffering the premature passing of his dear wife Judy from cancer. He took that tremendous loss hard, and suffered significantly.
However, in the recent past, Dave had returned to his old self. He again became an absolute joy to be around. The return of his dry sense of humor and wry wit was just a pleasure to witness. The ever-present, slightly irreverent twinkle in his eye when joking in conversation was a sight to behold. He again found humor in his world. Sitting and chatting with him for hours at a time was pure joy, an absolute honor and pleasure. People just loved to be around him. He was hilarious. And, he will be greatly missed.
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