By HDN Staff
INVERNESS Florence Inez Meyer, 88, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at a Chester hospital.
A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Inverness. A luncheon will follow. Her ashes will be interred at the Calvary Cemetery in Havre.
Meyer was born Oct. 13, 1912 to Walter Soderholm and Florence Bowerman in Willow City, N.D. She grew up in Wenatchee, Wash. and received her early education there. She moved with her family to Rudyard when she was 15 and finished her education at Rudyard High School. during her senior year, Meyer was starting guard on the girls' basketball team that won the Hi-Line Tournament. She was awarded the "free throw" trophy.
She married Donald George Meyer in Hingham on June 19, 1933. They made their home in Inverness and he worked in the family partnership called Mike Meyer and Son. They ran a farming operation, machinery sales, service station and bulk fuel business.
They moved to Havre in 1981 where he owned and operated the North Central Insurance Agency.
He died March 11, 2000. She sold the Havre home and moved to the Sweetgrass Lodge in Chester to be closer to her daughter and family.
Meyer was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society of Inverness. She also belonged to WIFE of Inverness, Northern Montana Hospital Auxiliary, Elks Lodge and Eagles Club of Havre.
She had many hobbies and was an avid bowler in her prime. She attended several state and national bowling tournaments. She also enjoyed music and dancing, playing cards, dominoes and board games, and fishing on Flathead Lake. She made ceramics and painted.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include her son, Darryl Meyer of Great Falls; daughter, Ray Wolfe of Chester; sisters-in-law, LaVern McFadden of Great Falls, Claudette Alex of Inverness and Eileen Han of Inverness; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Hi-Line Health Foundation or a donor's choice.
Arrangements and cremation by Rockman Funeral Chapel, Chester.