Lyman Verl Mecham is celebrating his 80th birthday. Verl was born July 26, 1933, in Milton, Utah. He is the 8th of 10 children born to Leland and Reta Mecham. In 1954 he married his high school sweetheart Deanna Waldron in the Salt Lake LDS temple. They have five children, all girls, Pamela (Mark) Huerta, Pauline, Sherrie (Mark) Rich, Sue (Stan) Stark and Melanie (Eric) Moore. They have 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.