|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1910|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 2003|
Memorial services for Charles T. Meenach, 91, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Riverview Terrace, 1801 E. Upriver Drive. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Meenach, who was born in Spokane, died Friday.
He graduated from Richland High School in 1929 and graduated from Washington State College in 1931 with a degree in livestock.
Mr. Meenach became a county agricultural agent in San Juan County and Garfield County and was also a county agent at large with the extension service of Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In 1941 he became a state 4-H Club agent with Washington State University and was responsible for developing 4-H programs throughout the state.
He then was the manager of the Spokane Interstate Fair from 1955 until his retirement in 1975.
Mr. Meenach developed the fairgrounds into an economically successful business by attracting off-season events to create year-round use of the facility.
Additionally, with the help of county prisoners and the Dahlia and Rose societies, he built display gardens, transforming the grounds and flower beds, for which he won a national award.
After his retirement, he and his wife spent much of their time fishing and traveling in Southern California.
In 1992 they moved to Riverview Retirement Center.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Eleanore; a son, Jack Meenach of Lolo, Mont.; a daughter, Dahlores Bass of Spokane; a brother, Lewis Meenach, and a sister, Olive O'Connor, both of Spokane; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Charles Mann Meenach (1887 - 1953)
Edna B Bernett Meenach (1888 - 1970)
Eleanore Davis Meenach (1911 - 2007)
Carol R Wilcox Giles (1912 - 2011)
Dahlores Jean Meenach Bass (1934 - 2008)*
Charles T Meenach (1910 - 2003)
Lewis Bernett Meenach (1914 - 2008)*
Riverside Memorial Park
Created by: Debbie J
Record added: Dec 31, 2009
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