S: Jackie A. Meck March 20, 2011 70th Birthday
FC: Jackie A. Meck | Happy 70th Birthday
1: "I'm not really 70, I'm 18...with 52 years of experience!" Jack, Jake, Jackie Meck
2: "They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:19
4: ATTENDING: Jackie Jr., Shani, Gracie, William & Audrey Meck Buck, Sara & Jackson Faccio Al Olsen and Susan Smith Andy and Lois Bredon Artie, Rachael and Ellie Woodcox Aubrey and Patti Young Ben and Jerri Lindsey Bill, Bernadette, Madison & Nolan Krchnavy Bud Schulz Don Rohrbach Bill Meck Jr. and Bobbie Lingenfelter Bill Rayette and Ryan Vaughn W. Bruce Heiden Carol Conley Charles Henry and Suzy Kern Chelse Henry and Shaun Danielson Colette Walker, David and Mildred Brazell Craig and Renee Jones David and Carol Eaton Deanna Kupcik Debbie Jolly, Helen and Peter O'Grady Dennis and Paula Daniel Diana Bohr and Jeanne Blackman Dick and Annette Napolitano Dr. Paul and Susan Charnetsky Gary and Margie White Jerry and Joann Bridgeman Jim and Gloria Grosbach John and Pat Gray Jonathan Daniel Karrie Henry, Madeleine and Raulin Carpenter Larry and Bubba Owens Linda Hardison Lloyd and Aleta Aycock Lynn and Renee Ashton Jr. Margie, Cris, Kayci and Isaiah Espinosa Marie Faver Mark and Monica Sanders Martha Gayle and Ed McElhannon Matthew, Donna and Taylor Daniel Mike and Harriett Johnson Patricia Lind Paul and Carolyn Mattox Phyllis Hallman Ralph and Jane DeLong Richard and Karen Mayfield Robert and Cindy Wise | Robert and Sheila Edgar Ronnie and Sandra Henry Susi and Liam Henry Scott and Vicki Ruby Sissie Black Skip and Sharon Ast Stan and Judy Ashby Stephen Cleveland and Debbie Nordenberg Steve and Barbara Bales Tabb Forster Ted and Marilyn Pierce Betty Meck Trent and Pat Cone Walen and Cindi Sessom Wayne and Robin Polk T and Nikki Gladden UNABLE TO ATTEND (sent regrets): Bev Leas Bob and Jean Huerta Bob and Lorena Bonnes Helen Heiden Charlotte Roglin Chris, Amy Chelsea and Molly Lovitt Dick and Barbara Jaquay Frank and Karen Vannest Gary and Carrie Mayfield Gayle and Linda Page Gil and Cathy Stafford Gilbert Vasquez Gordan and Joanna Christopher Gloria, Burak and Murat Guzel Harold and Lori Henderson Kelly and Keith Stratmann Kevin and Georgia Sears Larry and Jan Brabbin Linda Davis Todd and Shelly Hornback Tommy and Keith Meck Photos by Jane DeLong & Bernadette Krchnavy
6: The "Roasters" | "Welcome", says Sara, Buck, Jackson and MC Jackie Jr.
7: I know Jackie as "Mr. Wonderful". I'm sure he always will be "Mr. Wonderful". Carolyn Mattox (The Boot Cake Creator)
8: "Thank you for making us feel so welcome and part of Buckeye, (even though we came from Montana." Ralph and Jane (Miss Montana) DeLong | "In 1962, Jim and I had the greatest opportunity to move to the town of Buckeye where we met you. Those were wonderful years and a highlight of our lives. I treasure your friendship." Colette Walker
9: "We remember all those times you came to GCC campus and sat calmly waiting for Verlyne. We were amazed at your patience. We are proud of all you do for Buckeye, and proud of your family." Coach and Mildred Brazell
10: "I love you 'Pop-Pop' so much, and I hope you had a great birthday!. You're the greatest grandfather I could hope for." Your granddaughter, Gracie
11: Chip Chip Chippers baked and hand delivered just for Jackie....and they weren't even burned or broken! I love you!! Verlyneeeee | The party was a success. Jackie was totally surprised!!
12: "We have known Jackie since our arrival in Arizona in 2005. Jackie is an especially good person and we cherish his friendship." Boyd and Laurie Richardson
13: "Jackie... 53 years ago you taught me how to shoot a rifle out in the desert." Tabb Forster
14: "Jackie, you are a kind and caring man...always taking time to make everyone feel welcome...you are a good role model for kids and people you meet." Margie, Cris, Kayci and Isaiah Espinosa
15: This is a "Jake" Boot-Cake.....not a "Justin" Boot-Cake!!
16: "Too many memories to count! I just appreciate how you opened your home and lives up to us as newlyweds, parents and residents of Buckeye." Bill and Rayette Vaughn | "Do you remember when we worked so hard to clean that Baptist Building?" Lloyd and Aleta Aycock | "Jake, I have lots of memories related to double dating with you and Verlyne even before you were old enough to drive. Remember Officer Lou Wharff pulling us over, seeing you in the back seat and telling Delbert to 'take it easy' when we burned rubber driving away from the Dairy Queen?" Cousin Patsy
17: "I first met "Jake" in the First Grade. He was an older Second Grader and I have always looked up to him. He has always lived his life....the very best way possible. It has been my pleasure to have known Jackie Meck for 62 years!" Robert Edgar | "Word of Buckeye's amazing Mayor Meck spread across the sea to England. I just had to come meet him to see what all this was about. I was NOT disappointed!" Helen O'Grady | My favorite picture of you is in Colorado a few years ago. You are squatting down feeding a chipmunk. It kind of symbolizes your gentle nature....so different from your younger years! Dennis and Paula Daniel
18: "The community is richer because of you. It is a privilege to have you as a friend." Jim Grosbach | "Many years ago, God said go to 'Buckeye'. We're glad that we did, and we are also glad that we decided to sit on the 'right' side of the church." Robert and Cindy Wise
19: "Hi Jack: From 3rd grade in Buckeye until now...you have been a good friend to me and many others. So, so happy you are 70...wishing you many more!" Steve Bales | "So glad I was able to bless you on this special day (with my presence)." Craig and Renee Jones
20: "I am proud of the way you represent Buckeye and its' heritage" Margie White | "I am so honored to be a part of your 70th birthday party! You are such a wonderful man...one of God's wonderful creations." Jeanne Blackman
21: "You've always had the ability to turn a calm day into an exciting day!" Stan and Judy Ashby | "Our first memory of you was in 1972 when you and Verlyne had a Sunday School party at your house." Trent and Patsy Cone
22: The Jackie Meck Legacy | Photo time before the "surprise" party.
23: Gracie | Jackson | Audrey | William | Jackie and Shani | Sara and Buck
24: Meck brothers get-together on Sunday, March 20, 2011. ...The 70th Birthday Day... | Jackie & Verlyne, Tommy & Betty, Bill Jr. & Bobbie | ....lighting, cutting and eating the Boot-Cake .... Yum!!
25: "Diplomatic protocol states... A person is called by the highest title they have received, whether that be Colonel, Judge, Ambassador, Governor, Senator, Mayor, etc." "That's why I call him Dad." Jackie Meck Jr.