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Lloyd A. Meech Jr.

Lloyd A. Meech Jr., 77, died of cancer on Dec. 29, 2006, at his home in Centennial, Colo.
Born July 26, 1929, in Corydon, Ind., he was the first son of the late Lloyd A. Meech Sr. and Bertha Mary Luther, the first and long-time owners of the Corydon Hotel. He graduated from Corydon High School in 1947 and earned a B.S. in chemistry from Purdue University in Lafayette in 1951. Because of his severe asthma and upon the advice of his doctor, he moved to Denver, Colo., in 1951. He earned a M.S. degree in biochemistry at the University of Colorado in 1954. He taught high school and advanced placement chemistry at South High School in Denver from 1959 to 1987. In 1976, he was named Outstanding Teacher from the Teacher’s Award Foundation of Colorado. After retirement, he spent several years as a volunteer in the Planetarium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, the former Patricia Marshall of Newton, Mass.; two daughters, Karen Meech of Kaneohe, Hawaii (a full professor of astrophysics at University of Hawaii) and Sandra Slemp of E. Lyme, Conn. (a pediatric hematologist-oncologist); two granddaughters, Lily Anne and Eve Catherine Slemp; and a brother, Earl Meech, and a sister, Ella Gafke, both of San Antonio, Texas.
Cremation was chosen with interment at Chapel Hills Cemetery in Centennial, Colo. A memorial service will be held in Colorado later this spring.
For those interested in reading or writing comments about Lloyd, a Legacy Guestbook memory page has been set up by the Denver Post newspaper (
The family suggests memorial gifts in Lloyd’s name to the National Jewish Hospital for Respiratory Illnesses, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206.