Jack Anthony Meyn passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 with Rita, his wife of
55 years at his side.
Jack was born January 27, 1938 to Manford and Violet Meyn in Chehalis, Washington.
Jack joined the U.S. Navy when he was only 17, and qualified as an Electricians Mate in
1956. He loved his time in the Navy for the opportunities to learn new skills, as well as
the travel and adventure it provided. ‘Jack of all Trades’ is an apt description, as Jack
would try anything, could fix anything, and build just about anything. Most of all he
loved to tinker his way to inventing a new or better way of doing or building things. He
worked as a repairman after the Navy, and even had his own building contracting
Jack met his wife Rita Alves in Southern California where they had both come to live a
life of adventure. They married in ‘Fabulous Las Vegas’ and Jack became a stepfather
to Rita’s children Susie and Wayne Cochran. Jack and Rita had two more daughters
together, April and Autumn. He and his family loved camping, river rafting, mountain
hiking, and rock hunting with friends. He also enjoyed blackjack and poker, but most of
all, his family was his love and joy.
In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his brothers Bob, Charles, and
Kenny, sister Nandia, stepdaughter Susie Muller, son in law Walt Muller, and grandson
Paul Cochran. Left to remember his ‘Can Do – Glass Half Full’ life are his wife Rita,
sister Sandra, daughters April Partida and Autumn Tibble, stepson Wayne Cochran and
his wife Arleen, sons in law Louie Partida and Cris Tibble, grandchildren Ryan Cochran,
Nick, Ashley and Nathan Tibble, Seville and Louis Partida, and four beautiful Great
A Celebration of Life for Jack will be held Sunday, October 20, from 2-5 pm. For details,
please call/email 757-375-1777 – [email protected]