Mary “Louise” Meyer died May 28 in Nevada City with her family by her side. She was 81.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no memorial services.

Mrs. Meyer was born March 27, 1927, in Elwood, Ind., to Omar and Mary (Lewis) Reynolds. The family moved to Kentucky, then to Berkeley, where she was raised, and finally to Pittsburg. During the war years, she worked as a switchboard operator on Treasure Island and later for the Concord Naval Weapons Station. She met and married Cyril “Donald” Meyer of the U.S.C.G. on Dec. 10, 1944, and started their family.

Mrs. Meyer was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her husband and children. She was actively involved in numerous community organizations, including the Elks Lodge. She volunteered as a “Pink Lady” for Los Medanos Community Hospital in Pittsburg until its closure, and volunteered for the Pittsburg Police Department in records until last year. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, embroidery and baking. Her family loved her pies and persimmon cookies.

Mrs. Meyer is survived by her daughters Pamela (Miller) Clarke, Sheila Maroc, and Sindy Proske; daughter-in-law, Mary Bennett-Meyer; grandchildren Lexi Miller, Sadie Maroc, Joanna Meyer, Jill Empey, Leah Shepherd, Mason Proske, and Jeremy Watkins; great-grandchildren Michaela Fitz-George, Avery Meyer, Zander Empey, Taylor Shepherd, Sarah Watkins, and Noah Watkins, and sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Andy Ritchie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril “Don” Meyer and son, Scott Meyer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills in Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.

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