Jul 30, 1940 – Feb 5, 2018
Roxie Dee Meyer (nee Louden) died peacefully on February 5th, 2018 surrounded by the love of her family and the special caregivers of Nelson Hospital. She was 77.
Roxie was born to the late Gladys and Marshall Louden on July 30, 1940, a younger sister for her two brothers. She grew up in Bonners Ferry, Idaho until she left her family to attend Prairie Bible Institute (PBI) in Three Hills, Alberta when she was 14 years old.
It was at PBI that she met Garry Meyer whom she married in 1960. They started their family in Calgary, Alberta and within twenty-two months had four children. (Yes, you read that right) Active members of their church, Garry and Roxie sang together in the choir and traveled with the interdenominational gospel group, The Berg Chorale.
Being a wife and mother of four was a full-time job Roxie took seriously. She was the heart of the home: cooking, baking, sewing and making a beautiful home for her family.
When their kids were grown, Garry and Roxie moved into a little wood cabin outside Winfield, Alberta and built their dream house. They enjoyed life on the farm for 15 years before moving to Strathmore, Alberta where Garry took a position at Covenant Bible College. For nine years, Roxie and Garry became beloved surrogate parents to many of the students there before retiring to Nelson, BC, in 2004.
Roxie called herself a “late bloomer” as she tended to be quite shy and introverted until her late 40’s. Putting aside that quiet demeanor, she began to share her sometimes goofy humour, laughter and joy with all she met. She loved to entertain, decorate, host tea parties, play cards and zentangle.
She will be sorely missed by all those whose life she touched.
Roxie is survived by her husband, Garry; her 3 daughters Melodee Meyer, Sheila Josephson, Sheryl Johnson and her son, Rick Meyer; her 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and her brother Dellos Louden. She is preceded in death by her brother Darrell Louden.
Roxie’s life will be celebrated at a special service on Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 pm in Balfour Covenant Church followed by one of her infamous tea parties.
Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca
The family gratefully declines flowers but appreciates your prayers and the sharing of your fond memories with one another.
Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services