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John Wood Meriwether
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1932
Pacific County
Washington, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 2007
Long Beach
Pacific County
Washington, USA

John Wood Meriwether
Chinook Observer (Long Beach, WA)
20 June 2007

Long Beach—Lifelong Peninsula resident John W. Meriwether, 74, died June 10, 2007, at his Long Beach residence. The son of pioneer residents Eugene and Hattie (Kroll) Meriwether, he was born Aug. 23, 1932, at the old hospital in Seaview. He grew up in Long Beach where he attended elementary school. He played varsity football at Ilwaco High School and was a member of the graduating class of 1950.

Following high school he served two years with the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea. Returning home he worked in the woods with his father and uncle before becoming a commercial fisherman. He fished out of Ilwaco for 30 years. He then went to work for the Port of the Peninsula in Nahcotta where he was dock supervisor for 10 years. Retirement found him remodeling houses and assisting his friend Les Swensen with various projects.

For many years he enjoyed morning coffee, visiting and solving the world's problems at Cottage Bakery in Long Beach. During the past few years he volunteered filling food boxes for F.I.S.H. After making his living on the water for many years, he renovated an old boat and renewed his love of fishing during retirement.

He and Nancy Boyd were married July 15, 1955, in Long Beach. She survives as do sons James, David, Michael (wife Nancy) Meriwether, all of Long Beach; brother Allen Meriwether and wife Sylvia of Portland; granddaughter Jeanna Russell; and extended family members Curt and Mindy Rietz and their children Nate, Keith, Morgan and Craig. His brother Robert died earlier.

During his final illness, Mr. Meriwether was honored that so many friends and neighbors visited and he wished that to be his final farewell. Memorials in his memory may be made to F.I.S.H. in care of Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631. 
Family links: 
  Eugene W Meriwether (1898 - 1991)
  Hattie Kroll Meriwether (1907 - 2001)
Created by: The Meriwether Society, ...
Record added: May 02, 2012
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