WILMINGTON, N.C. - Audrey Rose (Howard) Meyer, age 81, of Wilmington N.C., and formerly Newell, S.D,, passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at Pine Slope Cemetery, with Pastor Jean Helmer officiating. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3302 South College Road, Wilmington, NC, 28412, or St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 612 South College Road, Wilmington, NC, 28412.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com
She was born on April 11, 1936, in Shamrock, Texas, the daughter of the late William Franklin Howard and Merle May Mann Howard.
Surviving is her son, Ronald Meyer and his wife, Terri, of Wilmington; a granddaughter, Aimee Meyer Norris and husband, Regan of Columbia, SC; great-grandson, River Norris; and a grandson, Nicholas Dean Meyer of Wilmington.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 62 years, Donald Walter Meyer on February 9, 2017; her son, Donald Walter Meyer, Jr., three sisters, Bertha, Lillie, and Betty; and a brother, Samuel.
Audrey attended grade school in Shamrock, Texas and Tipton, OK.
She completed grade school and three years of high school at Tipton, OK. She completed and graduated from high school at Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico. In 1963, she graduated and was licensed from the Beauty College in Wichita Falls, Texas. Audrey attended Black Hills State College at Spearfish, SD and graduated cum laude with a BS degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi.
Throughout her life, Audrey was always active in the church. She attended the Church of Christ before marriage and the Lutheran church after marriage. She sang in the church choir and was very active in many church functions.
Audrey always enjoyed playing the piano and painting with oil. Her painting of the Lord’s Supper and He Is Risen, are hanging on the wall of the Nave in the Church of Reconciliation in Wilmington, NC.
A memorial service was held June 17, 2017, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Wilmington, North Carolina.