Ima
In Celebration of the life of Ima Cleo Meacham March 4, 1909 - October 9, 2005 Cleo Meacham was a winner at more than bingo, which she loved to play. She was a winner at life and will be remembered in the hearts of her family and friends for her lovely smile, her gentle spirit and her warm friendship. She was born, Ima Cleo Stephens, in Concho County, Texas, March 4, 1909, and moved to Southern California with her parents, two sisters (Jewel and Alice) and one brother (Harold). She graduated from Redondo Beach High School. She married Robert E. Meacham and they lived in Hermosa Beach, where they raised their son, Robert Harold Meacham. Both Cleo and her husband were employed at the Hermosa Beach Post Office, where Bob became Postmaster. Cleo became Assistant Postmaster in 1966 and later, after her husband passed away, she became the Hermosa Beach Postmaster, retiring in 1971 at the age of 62. For many years she loved to travel. She especially liked cruises before they were really even in vogue! Cleo was often referred to as “Lucky Cleo” at the Elks bingo night because she was so often a winner. Cleo was a member of the Pythian Sisterhood and Past President of the Gardina Emblem Club # 257. She was a member of the Ceramic Hobby Craft Association and a founding member of the Sunrise Assisted Living Center. Cleo is survived by three nieces and many friends. She was easy to get along with and impossible to forget. She will live in treasured memories. Cleo will be interred at the Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, California. Memorial donations may be made to the Gardina Emblem Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Marion West, 15109 Doty Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260.

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  1. Aunt Cleo–my sweet Co-Wo. I will always remember your beautiful blue eyes and sweet smile. You were a wonderful aunt–never did a birthday or holiday go by without you remembering it with a lovely card, many of which I still have. May you rest in peace, and enjoy your life in heaven with Mama, Aunt Jewel, Uncle Red, Uncle Bob, Bobby, Jim, Nanny, Pappy and all of your other loved ones who have passed on before you. You are loved and will be missed greatly. I hope to see you again in heaven someday. Love, Sparky

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