ALISON MEISTRELL KING
1950 - 2019
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October 5, 1950 - February 11, 2019

A lifetime resident of the South Bay, Alison Meistrell King passed away on February 11 after a 50 year struggle with a rare autoimmune disease. Alison was born October 5, 1950 in a hospital in Inglewood, California. Her parents Joseph and Dorothy (Marshall) Meistrell, were living in North Redondo when she was born. They later moved the family to Manhattan Beach where Alison graduated from Mira Costa HS. Alison got her AA degree, worked for her twin uncles at DiveNSurf for ten years, before starting her career as a reservationist at Western Airlines, later to become Delta. Throughout her life Alison was known for her loyalty to her job, her friends, and her family. She had an incredibly good nature and resilience of spirit despite multiple health battles that included two kidney transplants. When asked how she was feeling, her standard reply was always "I'm fine". Alison married Paul Woodson (deceased) with whom she had one daughter, Julie R (Woodson) Payne. She later married Tom King. Alison leaves behind her daughter Julie (Edwin) Payne, two grandchildren Alyssa and Alex Payne, a brother Joe (Rita) Meistrell, and a nephew David (Kate) Meistrell. She will be greatly missed by her extensive family as well as her many lifelong friends. A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 2 at American Martyrs Catholic Church.
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Published in The Beach Reporter on Feb. 22, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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2
Funeral Mass
09:30 AM
American Martyrs Catholic Church
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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8 entries
February 11, 2020
I love & miss my best friend Al more than words can express. But I also realize how blessed I was to have had her in my life. I know she is in Heaven with her loved ones & is no longer in pain & in complete peace
Karen Cullen
Friend
February 26, 2019
Allison was a sweet, dear friend of our family and my mother-in-law, Virginia Allen. Allison will be missed. We are praying for the family during this time of loss.
Kim Allen
February 23, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Annie Horne
February 23, 2019
My heartfelt sympathies go out to your family during this difficult time. I hope the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring much comfort. Just knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
Lizz
February 23, 2019
My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is hope for our loved ones lost in death can be reassuring.
C S
February 21, 2019
May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76
February 19, 2019
My heart is broken & I can't imagine life without my beautiful friend. I was blessed to have had Alison in my life for 45 years. She was truly the sweetest & most genuine person ever. We met at Dive N' Surf when her uncles Bob & Bill hired me in my early teens. We became fast friends & she & the Meistrell family made me feel more like family than an employee. She was like a sister to me. I'm grateful Alison is now at peace & in Heaven where she belongs. I love you Al, & you will live on in my heart forever. LK

Karen & Dan Cullen
Karen Cullen
February 18, 2019
My heartfelt sympathies go out to your family during this difficult time. I hope the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring much comfort. Just knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
Lizz
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