Donald C. Meng passed peacefully at the age of 89 on Dec.16, 2019 in Eureka. He was born Oct 6 1930 in Eureka to Curtis and Beatrice (Leighton) Meng.

He attended Scotia Elementary and then graduated from Fortuna High in 1948. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the US Navy,  where he served four years. In 1952 he married Beverly McAlister, and was married 52 years.

Don’s lifelong profession was in auto refinishing and auto body repair. He worked for F.A. Matthews for a period of time then went into partnership and started Professional Paint and Supply. Soon thereafter he became sole owner, and for 40+ years he supplied all the body shops from Garberville to the Oregon border with all their auto refinishing supplies.

Don loved to hunt and fish and spend a lot of time in Trinity County at the lake property where he cut many cord of firewood. He lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures.

He is survived by his brother, Robert (Donna) Meng; sons John (Marie) Meng and Richard (Kim) Meng; daughter Christie (Greg) Partsafas; three grandsons, Jacob, Joshua and Jesiah; granddaughter Heather; one great-grandson, three great-granddaughters; nephews Curt (Katha) Meng, Mark (Debbie) Meng, great-nephews Jarrett and Wyatt; and great-niece Jennifer Meng.

We would like to say a special thank you for help in caring for Don both at home and Hall Ave Care Home, which provided excellent care and had a personal touch to make him feel like family and at home.

He was preceded in death by his son Michael, wife Beverly and grandson Jason.

No services are scheduled per his request.


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