Blanche Meyer

Obituary of Blanche Meyer

On Monday, January 11, 2021, Blanche (Williams) Meyer, devoted mother to her two daughters and wife to her husband, caregiver to both her parents, loyal sister and aunt, and friend to people of all ages, passed away at the age of 93. Blanche was born September 27, 1927, in Beaumont, TX, where she resided until 2012 when she moved to Plano, TX to be closer to her family. Active in the Beaumont community throughout her life, she was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, the GAD Club, and a dedicated member of the South Park Lioness club and its causes. She also worked for the South Park ISD for 10 years as a special education Educational Assistant, until her retirement. She met her husband, Harold Fred Meyer, in 1944 while she was attending nursing school at John Sealy Nursing School and he was stationed in Galveston as part of the United States Air Corps. They married in Colorado Springs, CO in 1945 and then returned to Beaumont to live and raise their family. Blanche will be deeply missed by all her family and friends, who will surely recall the memories they made with Blanche; laughing, telling stories, playing dominos, and watching the sunrise and sunset at the Meyer Sand Castle, on Bolivar Peninsula. Later in life, Blanche enjoyed watching all sports, while her favorites were the University of Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys, and any women’s collegiate basketball game. She loved happy hours with her friends in Plano, and spending time with her grandkids, great-grandkids, nieces, and nephews. She will always be remembered for saying what was on her mind, giving common-sense advice, and being loyally devoted to those she loved. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harold Meyer, her daughter RuthAnn (Richard) Nicholson, grandson Kyle Armbrister, sister Billie Ruth (Ray) Keessee, sister-in-law Patsy Williams, sister-in-law Louisa (Harry) Ackerman, and brother-in-law Henry Meyer. Blanche is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Gary) Armbrister, granddaughter Nicole (Andres) Alaniz, grandson Cody (Brooke) Armbrister, and granddaughter Kinsey (Kevin) Potter. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Lucas and Ian Alaniz; Lucy, Penny, and Emmet Armbrister; and Jack and Vivian Potter. Her surviving family also includes her brother RO Williams Jr., sister-in-law Mildred Meyer, and her nieces and nephews including Carol (Bill) Pace, Kay (Syd) Garrett, Bill (Jill) Williams, Suzanne (Gary) Stell, Bob (Anne) Keesee, Helen Keesee, Tim (Pam) Meyer, Peg (Les) Roemig, Les (Linda) Ackerman, and Wendy (Ehkhard) Ziegler. There will be no service at this time due to Covid. A celebration of her life will be held with her family at a future date in her “happy place” on the Texas coast near Galveston. The family asks that memorial gifts made in Blanche’s name be directed to the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund and Texas Adopt-A-Beach.
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