John Allyn Mereen, 50, passed away from natural causes on January 6, 2022, at Legacy Salmon Creek
Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. Cremation was handled by Cascadia Cremation & Burial Services in
Vancouver, WA. A memorial service honoring John’s life will be planned and scheduled by the family at
a later time.
John was born in Ontario, OR, to Glen Allyn Mereen (deceased) and Linda Hilliard. As a young boy, John
loved his horse, Sally G, and spending time with his grandparents at the family farm. He graduated from
Payette High School in Payette, ID. Described by his mother as being “a wonderful son older than his
years,” John realized at a young age he wanted to be a policeman and went on to achieve a successful
career in law enforcement in Idaho and Oregon during his life. John was an avid reader and always
loved being outdoors. His greatest pleasure, however, came from spending time with his family. John is
survived by his wife/best friend/soulmate, Rochelle L Mereen; children: Shay (Clint) Barger, Keegan
Mereen, McKenna Mereen, Owen Mereen, and Finnegan Mereen; stepchildren: Kobe Ogawa and Ryan
Ogawa; grandchildren: Addalynn, Elizabeth, Kai, Nashlin, and Connelly; sister, Shelly (Herb) Farnham;
mother, Linda Hilliard; uncles and aunts: Brian and Shirley Taylor, and Bob and Sandy Micheli; loving
cousins; father-in-law, Thomas R Skanter; mother-in-law, Lind Skanter; and sister-in-law, Wendy Hughes.
John was preceded in death by his father, Glen Allyn Mereen, and his grandparents
To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of John Mereen, please visit our Tree Store
A Memorial Tree was planted for John
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cascadia Cremation & Burial
Our intention is to provide the citizens of the Vancouver/Portland Metro area the highest quality options for both cremation and burial alternatives. We do not feel that you should have to compromise service, dignity, or integrity in order to have affordable options for final disposition.
6303 E. 18th. St. Vancouver, WA. 98661, 360.213.2060