Don Meacham
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Don Meacham was born in Cowell, Contra Costa County in 1916. He lived most of his life in Sonoma County, where he retired as a freelance commercial photographer after 50 years in the profession. He attended Petaluma schools and the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He served his profession and his community, having been a charter member and president of the Northern California Photographers Association. Don also served as a jurist in the national qualification program of the Professional Photographers of America. He continued as a photographer in the Navy during World War II; he was the flagship photographer on the USS Augusta during the North African invasion; and was the Chief Photographer of the Naval Air Station in Santa Rosa until the war ended. Don was a charter member and chairman of the Santa Rosa Civic Art Commission and was instrumental in establishing Arttrium, the county's first visual and performing arts festival. He is survived by his loved and loving wife, Helen Meacham; nephew Tully Price and wife Linda; grand-nephew Randy Price and wife Kerri; grand-niece, Alycia Price; step children Sue Harris and Tom Heuser and wife Jane; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At his request there will be no funeral services. Donations to: University of California, San Francisco Cancer Research, (415) 502-2404 or to Ferndale Museum, (707) 786-4466; will be appreciated.

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Published in Press Democrat from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2010.
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March 12, 2010
Grammy, I am so sorry for your loss. “Gramps” was a great grandfather and role model. He taught me so much about so many things. His demeanor demanded respect from the people around him. I often ask myself what gramps would do when I am faced with difficult decisions. He will surely be missed, but never forgotten.
March 10, 2010
Dear Helen,
We will miss Don's ready smile and great sense of humor. We hope your happy memories of him will help in the days ahead.
Stan & Judy Dixon
March 9, 2010
Dear Helen,
Both you and Don hold a very special place in my memories. I will always treasure them. My deepest heartfelt love is with you.
Alicia Hrico
Alicia Hrico
March 7, 2010
Thankyou so much for sharing Don with us for the past 45 years. We love him and we love you too.
Sue Harris
Sue Harris
March 7, 2010
Grammie, our hearts are with you. We are so fortunate to have had Gramps in our lives. He was such an amazing person. We"ll miss him a lot. We will cherish our many memories of the unique, kind, fun and loveable person Gramps was.
Debie Smith
March 7, 2010
Rest in peace Don, you will be so missed by all of us. You touched our lives and our hearts like only you could. Thank you.
Rick Smith
March 7, 2010
Helen so sorry for the loss of Don.What a nice man so enjoyed him when he came into the drugstore.
susie klatt
March 6, 2010
My deepest sympathy for your loss Helen. Whenever I think of the skating rink in Santa Rosa I always think of Don and the beautiful photos that he took that graced the rink's walls. May Don rest in peace.
Denise Nyby
March 6, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dick and Kay Tirsbeck
March 6, 2010
I will miss you so much Uncle Don. I will never forget all of the memmories and wonderful things you taught me. Rest in peace!

Helen, you are in my thoughts always! I love you.
Alycia Price
March 5, 2010
Our deepest sympapathy.
Deah & Darrell Martin
March 5, 2010
great person,lots of fun,good friend, BIG HEART,rest in peace my love
March 5, 2010
Dear Helen, We are so sorry for your loss of Don. Even for the short time that we knew him, it was obvious that he was a good man. We regret that we did not have more time to get to know him better. He had some wonderful stories of his years as a photographer.
With our heartfelt condolences, Dan and Martha Tubbs, Ferndale
March 5, 2010
Dear Helen,
Please accept our sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband, Don.
With our condolences,
Marilyn & Carlos Benemann, Ferndale
March 5, 2010
Dear Helen, my deepest sympathy for your loss of Don. We worked together on Artrium in Santa Rosa and I always appreciated his great humor and knowledge. I'll always remember him bringing an early photograph of me to a show that I was having in Ferndale in the 90's. He will be missed!
Patrick Gallagher
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