Jeneal Mecham Boberg
December 21, 1953 — October 14, 2022
Jeneal Mecham Boberg passed away at home in Oak Harbor Oct. 14, 2022. She was born Dec. 21,1953 to Iral Fay Mecham and Anna Rogers in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the seventh of eight children.
Jeneal graduated from Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah in 1972. She married her sweetheart, Mark Boberg, July 18,1980 in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She always wanted to be a mother and was blessed with one miracle daughter. She said being a mother was her greatest joy.
Jeneal loved children, good music, her husband, and family, and serving in the church – especially as a teacher of children. Her son-in-law referred to her as “the child whisperer,” as she always had a way with little ones.
She loved Christmas music and was known to listen to Christmas carols any time of year. She also loved singing and would happily sing aloud anywhere she was, whether it was in the car or at the grocery store. She loved musicals and some of her favorites were “The Sound of Music” and “South Pacific.” She also loved listening to Elvis and The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
Jeneal was always generous and loving toward others and hoped to be remembered for her generosity. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She loved her husband, daughter, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews very much. Her mother-in-law recorded in her journal that “Jeneal is such a sweetheart, she’s easy to love just for herself alone; and I love her all the more easily because she loves my son and makes him happy.” She had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and often bore witness to His divine role as Savior and Redeemer.
Jeneal was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, and her parents and is survived by two brothers and two sisters, her husband, Mark Boberg; her daughter, Annajean Dzialo; son-in law Russell Dzialo; and grandchildren Calista, Bryson and Brea Marie.
A memorial service for Jeneal was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 201 NE Oleary St., Oak Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bountiful Children’s Foundation: Giving Menu – Bountiful Children’s Foundation (https://bountifulchildren.org/).
Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.