Loni Leone Meeker, age 75, passed away at Sullivan Park SNF. In Spokane Valley, WA. with her faithful Jelinda right by her side on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 after her long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Loni was born February 2, 1948 in Long Beach, CA to James Arthur Meeker Jr. and Inez Leone Meeker.
Loni graduated from So. Calif. University with a Doctorate in Psychology. She held an MA in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from CA. Family Study Center as well as BA in English Literature from CSULB. She held several professional certifications including, National Certified Counselor, AIDS Counselor, Community College Teacher and Counselor and Certified Montessori Teacher. Loni overcame many trials in her life but sharing her talents and skills through her careers to help others helped her find her purpose in life. She served in the US Air Force in 1968 during the Vietnam War.
Loni found her passion in singing, acting entertaining. According to Loni her best claim to fame was singing the National Anthem at Dodgers Stadium in front of 50,000 people. She’s never been so scared in her life but she was proud that she did it.She loved traveling around the world and experiencing food from all cultures. Loni was so grateful for her family and she absolutely adored her little grandson. She was known by her family and friends to be unapologetically herself.Her ability to captivate a room was unparalleled. Her charming, witty personality was contagious to everyone she met.She was a beacon in light to her family and friends. She will truly be missed by all who had the opportunity to know and love her. In life and death, she has made a huge impact on the lives of those who shared her journey on Earth.
We will continue to honor her legacy by living our lives to the fullest.
Loni is survived by her family : Jelinda Fisher-Meeker, Bonnie A. Carter, Eric Carter, little grandson Ryan Carter and her dearest friend Annie Coe Tour.
Her Celebration of Life will be announced on a later date since it’s going to take place in two different States. In the meantime, everyone who remembers Loni is asked to celebrate her life by raising a glass of their favorite drink in her memory and PARTY!
Flowers/Cards may be sent to Sullivan Park Assisted Living Facility: