Fern Marie Meeker died October 8, 2014 at the Billings Clinic. Â She was 83.
Fern was born October 28,1930 in Powell, Wyoming to Otto and Lenore Fales. Â She grew up in Powell with her parents and beloved older sister, Wilma. Â She attended Powell Schools and graduated from Powell High School.
Fern married the love of her life, Earl Meeker in Lovell, WY March 26, 1949. Â They resided in Powell most of their 65 plus years of marriage with the exception of three years in Lima, Ohio and Casey,Illinois.
Fern and Earl were blessed with four children; Paula, Westley, Michael,and Sheri. Â Fern was a dedicated and loving mother to her children and grandchildren. Â She loved celebrating holidays and birthdays with her family. Â
Fern belonged to the local Art Guild and was a former long-time superintendent at the Park County Â Fair. Â She was a volunteer for the Methodist Church at the boutique for many years. Â Fern also was a volunteer hair-dresser at the Powell Nursing Home. Â Â Fern loved family outings. Â She loved looking at, picking, arranging, and making pressed flower pictures. Â Fern also loved hunting Indian relics. Â She was an avid painter and won many grand prize awards . Â Her Â paintings of Heart Mountain are recognized by many as some of the very best around. Â Fern loved watching sporting events her children and grandchildren participated in and was never shy in letting the officials know when they missed a call. Â Fern was a character, loved to laugh and have fun. Â She will be sorely missed by her family who adored her.
Fern is survived by her husband Earl, daughters Paula Meeker of Billings, Sheri (Randy) Gallagher of Phoenix, Arizona, sons Westley Meeker of Emblem, WY, and Michael (Dale Ann) Meeker of Powell. Â She has 7 grandchildren (Ryan, Josh, Melissa, Alycia, Jennifer, Nick and Keoni), 4 great grandchildren (Kingston, Aliya, Scarlett, Â and Kenai).
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Wilma Waln and brother-in-law, Theron Waln.
Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Â The viewing is at 12:00-12:45 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014 with funeral following at 1:00 PM at Thompson Funeral Home. Â Fern will be buried at Crown Hill Cemetary.
Pallbearers are Nick Meeker, Mark Muniz, Ryan Gallagher, Josh Daniels, Pete Bulkeley, and Louie Lopez. Â We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Fernâ€™s very special care-givers; Julie Biktjorn and Rosa Lina Juardo. Â
Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church.
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