Lydia Louise Mechling

August 13, 1935March 19, 2019

Lydia L. Mechling, 83, of Idaho Falls, ID passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. She was surrounded by her loving family after battling a lung disease. Lydia was born on August 13, 1935 in Mishawaka, IN to Russell and Clara (Fites) Ludwig. On November 28, 1953, she married Chester D. Mechling of Mishawaka, IN. After graduating from Mishawaka High School in 1953, Lydia worked a variety of jobs including being a church secretary, being in airline management and working as a travel agent. She also sold a variety of beauty and health products. Lydia retired after several years of being the manager of Global Travel in Idaho Falls. Lydia enjoyed camping, spending time with her large family and being part of the Citizen's Police Academy. Lydia attended Watersprings Church in Idaho Falls, where she supported the school and was a devoted Christian and prayer warrior. With her last breaths, she continued to share the love of Christ with others. Lydia is survived by her husband Chester D. Mechling, her daughter Denise (Archie) Ioannides, her son David Mechling, her daughter Cheryl Mechling, her daughter Heidi Mechling, her daughter Lisa (Jerry) Streetman and her son Scot (Lissette) Mechling. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Lydia was preceded in death by her parents Clara and Russell Ludwig, her brothers Albert and Harvey Ludwig and her son, Jeff Mechling. The family will visit with friends on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 2 PM to 6 PM at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls, ID. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1 PM at Buck Miller Hann, with interment to follow at Fielding Memorial Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lydia Louise Mechling

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Lisa Jewell

March 26, 2019

" A beautiful soul is never forgotten."

We are grateful for the love you shared and your blessings that warmed the hearts of everyone around you. We will remember your smile and your generous heart always. Until we see you again.

With love,
Joe, Lisa, Charli and Gwen

Denise Ioannides

March 25, 2019

Mom I can not imagine life without you I will love you forever. Love and miss you Denise

Scot Mechling

March 24, 2019

My Mom was one of the greatest gifts, God had ever given me in my life. She helped me understand that I would not ever be perfect and that neither was everyone else. Also, she helped me understand that Christians were not perfect and they understood this and that's why they went to church. My Mom was not a perfect person, she was a broken vessel that God did a perfect work through to share his love with others. I'm also not perfect and a broken vessel who was fortunate enough to listen to his loving mother. Mom, you will be missed by all who you've touched!

Joseph Jewell

March 23, 2019

Growing up I didn't live near my Grandma.
I lived with my Mother Cheryl Mechling in California.
But I always know she was looking over us .
Every time we spoke with my Grandma she aways let me know she was praying for my brother Nathan and I .
She always had a deep faith in God.
I love you Grandma and will always miss you.
See you again someday but until then say hello to My Grandpa Rev. Jewell for me.

Love Joey

Heidi Mechling

March 23, 2019

You were the best at multi tasking with your 7 kids

Lisa Mechling streetman

March 23, 2019

Mom you were always such a blessing to everyone. It’s hard to imagine coming home and not seeing you at the kitchen table reading your Nook or your devotionals you were always there for anyone who needed you to pray for them or talk something thru you were the best friend I ever had. I remember how you loved to spend time with your grandkids you made a lot memories for all of us and I will love you and miss you always. Love you mom.

Cheryl Mechling

March 23, 2019

Dear Mom,

I will always remember your love, kindness and thoughtfulness.
You were always there when I needed you and I love you. Your smile lit up a room and you were loved by everyone.
I can’t believe you are gone but you will always be apart of us and live in our hearts.
Thank you for being my mother, I am proud of you and the person you are.
Love you always your daughter Cheryl.

Diana Gaddis

March 22, 2019

I remember times with Cheryl at their house visiting and sitting around laughing.
Lydia had such a sweet spirit and would go out of her way to help you.