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Guillermo Meza

October 3, 1931 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 89)

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Guillermo Meza left Las Vegas to live at Mary Health of the Sick for one and a half years. Guillermo Meza left this world, Covid free, in the early morning hours of February 4, 2021. Guillermo was born on October 3 1931 in Los Angeles, California to Francisco and Angela Meza. He was the second oldest of five children. Guillermo contracted polio as a toddler and with great care from his mother, and many prayers,  he recovered and was able to walk again. Guillermo grew up in Santa Monica and attended St. Anne’s Catholic School and graduated from St. Monica’s High School.

Guillermo worked in the aerospace industry at McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, Rocketdyne,  Rockwell and Boeing as an assembler of aircraft for the defense and the space programs for 40 years. He helped build the DC-10 Air Tanker that helps fight fires throughout California. He helped build the B1 Bomber and  all six space shuttles taken into space. Guillermo was most proud of his work in the Space Shuttle Program. His favorite space shuttle was the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Guillermo always stated he was allergic to marriage and so never married and never had children of his own. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews. Many times he took them to sporting events such as football games and the races at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park.

Guillermo lived with his parents in Culver City and continued to take care of his mother after his father passed away. Guillermo had a generous nature and helped his family as he could. Guillermo had a great sense of humor that will be missed.

Guillermo was predeceased by his parents Francisco and Angela Meza, his brother Jimmy and his sister in law Eva Meza, and his brothers in law James Venegas and Stan Storer.

Guillermo is survived by his sister Anna Marie Arellano and her husband Manuel, his sisters Socorro Venegas and Evangelina Storer and his brother in law Robert Garza. Guillermo is also survived by his nieces and nephews; Lorraine Edsall, Robert Venegas, Cynthia Magnuson, Alex Meza, Yvette Garza, Daniel Arellano, Tony Garza, Maryann Oliver, David Venegas, Sylvia Nino, Jeanette Delman and Annie Massie,  as well as many great nieces and nephews.

Guillermo’s family is appreciative of the excellent care he received at Mary Health of the Sick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Health of the Sick 2929 Theresa Dr. Newbury Park CA 9132 in Guillermo’s memory.  Or go to maryhealth.com

Funeral Services under direction of Conejo Mountain Mortuary in Camarillo, California.


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