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Terri Lynn Meinking April 8, 1951 - February 1, 2022

Terri Lynn Meinking

Terri Lynn Meinking, 70, passed away on February 1, 2022.

Terri was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Charles Meinking and Ruth Meinking [née Schliefer] on April 8, 1951.

Terri is survived by her daughter, Ramsay Kolber, as well as several cousins on both sides.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Ruth Meinking and her beloved brother, Bruce Meinking.

From a young age, Terri loved nature and animals, twin passions shared by her father, Charles “Smitty” Meinking. In college, she went on to major in zoology at the University of Miami, Ohio, where she would begin her lifelong study of entomology, microbiology, and pesticides. Honing her expertise in the field of public health, Terri would go on to work at numerous prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, MA and the University of Miami, FL as a researcher and faculty member. Her areas of interest ranged widely from marine biology to head lice, the latter of which she was considered a world expert. She would go on to found Global Health Associates of Miami in 2003, which she would run until her death.

Throughout her life, Terri was defined by her insatiable curiosity, boundless generosity, and free spirit. She was a passionate and fearless adventurer, with an endless appetite for the unknown. She often said, her home was in the world, as she felt everywhere she had lived and been became part of her very being, whether the San Blas Islands of Panama or Cairo, Egypt. She believed deeply that her mission in life was to save the world and she labored tirelessly to leave this earth better for her having lived. We celebrate her life, spirit, and humanitarian service and wish her peace and freedom in her next life.

Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. (Follow the blue line once on the grounds of the Memorial Park).

Memorial service for Terri Meinking will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Diane Wright officiating. Burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens. 

Terri’s favorite charities were World Wildlife Fund, National Resources Defense Council, Vietnam Veterans and Planned Parenthood.

Map to the Garden of 23rd Psalm

Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. (Follow the blue line once on the grounds of the Memorial Park).

Memorial service for Terri Meinking will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM at The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Diane Wright officiating. Burial to follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

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