Meade Squire, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, returned to his Father In Heaven on Jan. 14, 2017. He wore his life out in service to others and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Anyone acquainted with Meade knew that the size of his heart matched the size of his stature. His love knew no bounds and he was no respecter of persons. He was always a hero for the underdog, and his love of the Lord and his family was apparent to all who knew him.
Meade was born Oct. 14, 1926 in Manti, Utah. His parents, Franklin Demille Squire and Rulla Geneva Outzen, raised him on their farm, and he learned his love of the land from them. He graduated from Manti High School and then served a mission to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Meade met the love of his life, Ina Eunice Huntsman, on a blind date in Provo, Utah, and they were sealed in the Manti Temple. He received his teaching certificate and taught school at Ephraim Elementary School while farming on the side to satisfy his soul. He returned to school to qualify to teach special education and then taught at Ephraim Middle School.
Meade and Ina wanted a large family and were blessed to welcome 12 children into their home. He was a loving father and great example to all of his children. He loved them unconditionally and expressed his love often.
Meade served in many callings over the years for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in Scouting and as a stake Seventy. He also served in the bishopric and as a high councilor in the Snow College LDS Stake. He and his wife, Ina, served a mission to the Canada Halifax Mission. He also served as a temple worker for 20 years, 17 of which were as a sealer.
Meade is survived by his wife, Ina, and his children: Dianne (Don Christensen), Rosemary (Doug Cornish), LaRee (Boyd Parkinson), LuAnn (Daniel Adams), Janet (Paul Muehlmann), Sandra (Kevin Steele), Susan (Eric Harrison), John (Monique Luster), Glen (Stacey Shelley), Richard (Roxanne Nalder), Ralph (Annette Cox) and by his brother, Morris, and sister, June (Norman Larsen). He was preceded in death by his son David (Alison Weed), his mother Rulla and father Franklin, his brother Keith (Carole Siddoway), and sister Renee (John Henrie Nielson).
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 21 at noon in the Ephraim Stake Center at 400 East and Center Street in Ephraim. A viewing will be held that morning 9:30-11:30, also at the Ephraim Stake Center. Interment will be in the Manti Cemetery.