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Rosemary Meyer

Rosemary Meyer

Oct. 26, 1935-April 11, 2014

Rosemary Meyer passed away Friday, April 11, 2014.

Rosemary was born to Florence Wozniak and Joseph Zayic on October 26, 1935 in Perham. She was the oldest of four children and lived on a farm near the small town of Ogema. She attended a one-room country school initially, then finished her grade school in Ogema and attended high school in nearby Waubun, graduating as one of a class of 40 in 1953.

Following high school, she moved to Detroit Lakes to attend business college. In the fall of 1957, her family moved to Huntington Park, Calif. Although established and working in Detroit Lakes, Rosemary decided to move with the family and start anew in California.

She went to work for the gas company as an executive secretary. There she met her future husband, Ron Meyer. They were married in 1962 at St. Matthias Church and lived in Huntington Park.

Rosemary resigned from the gas company in 1964 and had five children over the next eight years. In 1973 the family moved to Downey, Calif., where Rosemary was very involved with Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and the Catholic Women's Guild, filling various roles including secretary, two terms as president, co-chairing the Christmas boutique, and taking reservations for the annual Christmas luncheon, as well as donating her time and her crafts as needed.

In 1983 she went to work for St. Joseph High School as the bookkeeper, retiring in 1999.

Rosemary loved to travel and spend time with family. She also loved bowling, playing Bunco and quilting, having made personalized quilts for all her children, grandchildren, sisters-in-law and friends.

Preceding Rosemary in death were her sister, Janice Palmer Tinnesen, and her brother-in-law, Vince Hohman. She is survived by her husband Ron; her children, Kathy Gjevre (Kristoffer), Richard Meyer, Jeff Meyer (Candace Gee), Michelle Ngai (Lim), and Theresa Meyer (Rich White); her grandchildren, Erik Gjevre, Emily Gjevre, Harper Meyer-White, Maika Ngai and Noa Ngai; her brother, Jim Zayic and her sister, Karen Hohman; her sisters-in-law, Sister Juanita Meyer, Marilyn Costello and Pat Zayic; her brother-in-law Gary Palmer; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Downey and burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Calif.