Nejourde Thomas “Jord” Meacham, age 22, of Pleasant Valley, Utah, died Aug. 28, while awaiting legal proceedings for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 protests at the U.S. Capitol. The cause of his death has not been revealed.
Meacham had a link to Alaska, spending his summers at Leader Creek Fisheries in Naknek, where he had many friends.
His funeral was Saturday at Myton Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in Roosevelt, Utah.
“Nejourde Meacham was arrested less than a month ago, and faced the four basic misdemeanors that often result in plea deals and probationary sentences,” according to Ryan J. Reilly, author of “Sedition Hunters: How January 6th Broke the Justice System.”
Reilly, who reports for NBC, reported on X/Twitter that Meacham’s death had been confirmed by a published obituary and also by a court filing that cited a police report of his death.
“Jord worked on the family’s ranch, and enjoyed riding horses, hunting, fishing, and doing anything outdoors,” according to his obituary. “He was a big history buff and was a good cook — soup being his specialty.”
He was born June 16, 2001, in Pleasant Valley, Utah, to Thomas and Kelli Yardley Meacham.