Steven DeWayne Meacham was ushered into the presence of the Lord on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
He was returning to Tehachapi with his parents following a week-long family motorcycle adventure trip along the Northern California coast when he was tragically killed.
He was born on March 14, 1993 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., where he spent the first six years of his life before moving to Edwards Air Force Base with his family in 2000. His family moved to Bear Valley Springs in June of 2002, and he attended Tehachapi schools from 2002 until his graduation with honors from Tehachapi High School in 2011.
Since graduation from Tehachapi High School, he has been living in San Jose attending San Jose State University where he was to graduate with his bachelors in mechanical engineering in December of this year.
Steven had a unique ability to combine his artistic talents with his engineering skills to come up with some very innovative products, for one of which he obtained a provisional patent.
Steven was currently working for Northrop Grumman Corporation in Palmdale as an intern during this summer.
Steven had a kind and compassionate heart and a smile and a laugh that would light up a room.
Though Steven’s family and friends are heartbroken and miss him terribly, they are comforted by the knowledge that he is in the presence of his savior, Jesus Christ, and look forward to the day they will see him again.
Steven is survived by his parents Tim and Terri Meacham of Tehachapi; his brother Timothy Meacham and sister-in-law Jenna Meacham of Daly City; many cousins, aunts and uncles who all love him dearly.
Steven was loved by students and faculty alike at San Jose State where he was recently recognized for his community service contributions surrounding his work on a mobile shower project for the homeless in San Jose.
His family is currently working to set up a scholarship fund in Steven’s name at San Jose State University as well as a fund to help support the ongoing mobile shower for the homeless project under EPICS (Engineering Projects In Community Service) through San Jose State University. Donations can soon be made to these charities in lieu of flowers. Notification and links to these charities will be set up on Facebook under a public Steven Meacham Memorial page.
A Celebration of Steven’s life will take place at the Bear Valley Church, 26180 Plateau Road, in Bear Valley Springs on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall.