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Meril E. Washington (1936-2006)

WASHINGTON, MEACHAM, ALEXANDER, PETRUS, WHITE, MILLER

Posted By: Nevada Journal
Date: 3/30/2006 at 14:40:01

NEVADA JOURNAL, Nevada, Story County, Iowa, Thursday, March 30, 2006.

NEVADA - Meril E. Washington, 68, of Nevada, died March 19, 2006 at the Israel Family House in Ames.

Meril was born August 12, 1937 in Linden, Texas, the son of Guy Hampton and Mary Elizabeth (Meacham) Washington. After high School, Meril joined the Air Force. He was a welder and moved to Iowa in 1987 to work for Iowa Construction at Iowa State University. He also worked for PMI in Ames. Meril was united in marriage to Norma Elliott on April 15, 1988 in Nevada. He was a former member of the Baptist Church in Texas, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Meril was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Meril is survived by his wife, Norma, of Nevada, IA; his children: Eugene (Teri) Washington of Klamath Falls, OR, Wade Washington of Carthage, MO; his step-children: Mitzi (James) Alexander, Pita Petrus, Joel (Della) Petrus, Mark Petrus, Brian Petrus; numerous grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; his mother: Mary Washington of Clute, TX; 2 sisters: Sara (Ben) White of Freeport, TX; Martha (Joel) Miller of Alvarado, TX; and 5 brothers: Guy (Pat) Washington, Jr. of Hemphill, TX, Travis Washington of Victoria, TX, Jerry (Bonnie) Washington of Palacios, TX, Don (Pat) Washington of Ashdown, AR, and George (Cheryl) Washington of Wharton, TX.

His father, Guy Washington, preceded Meril in death.

Memorial services were Saturday at the Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada with Rev. Rayl Robbins officiating. Inurnment with Military Honors was at White Oak Cemetery south of Cambridge. Memorials may be made to the Story County Pheasants Forever and to the Israel Family Hospice House.

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