Margie L. (Hallett) Meachum

Margie L. (Hallett) Meachum

Feb. 20, 1938-July 1, 2022

On July 1, 2022, our beloved mother Margie Meachum, 84, passed peacefully at home in the loving arms of her family and was welcomed by the Lord into heaven.

Margie was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, to John Chester Hallett and Anna Mae (MacLean) Hallett. She was the fifth born child and first daughter of 11 children.

Margie grew up in Omena, Michigan, and married Richard I. Zimmerman with whom she had five children. In 1980, she and her husband Lawrence Meachum moved the family to Homer, Alaska. There they took in all Alaska had to offer. Margie worked as a bookkeeper for Maritime Helicopters which she loved.

Margie was known for her open-door, loving personality and would welcome all for a beautiful home cooked meal including her amazing pies, as long as you left your hat at the door! She hosted many get-togethers and card games for friends and family. Margie also loved the great outdoors, enjoying long walks, cross country skiing, fishing and camping.

After moving back to Omena, Michigan, she worked and retired from Kal Excavating as a bookkeeper. Margie spent her golden years in Omena and Traverse City, enjoying life with friends, family and her longtime dear friend, Larry Franchek.

Margie is survived by three siblings and five children: William (Bill) Zimmerman of Kodiak, Alaska; Debbie (Mike) Whitten of Traverse City, Michigan; Lisa (John) Wise of Homer, Alaska; Lori (Pete) Dendrinos of Cedar, Michigan; and Sheri (Peter) Skribanek of Maple City, Michigan. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Margie was predeceased by her parents, John Chester and Anna Mae, as well as her siblings, Roddie, Chet, Neil (Bill), Hartford, Cyril, Fred and Bub; husband, Lawrence Meachum; grandson, Brett Wise and friend Larry Franchek; followed in passing son-in-law, John Wise, who died July 11, 2022.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grawn, Michigan, with a luncheon immediately following. A private burial will be held for the family at the Omena Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Carmelite Monastery in Traverse City, Michigan, in Margie’s memory.

Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is caring for Margie and her family at