With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
May the God of comfort help the Meyer family during this difficult time period. 2 Cor. 1:33
Godspeed Fred Meyer,
Yesterday i was informed of Fred's passing. Today it struck me with unbelievable sadness. We have lost a great great man that i looked up to immensely. Fred's attitude, honor, strength and commitment were beyond reproach. I drove with Fred in 1997 on the RealTime Racing Team. As a true mark of just how great Fred was he was down to earth and approachable during our time together. Only later did i come to understand Fred's accomplishments in the Community and Business world. Fred stood out before that was even part of the equation. I stayed in Touch with Fred visiting him at one of his companies Aladdin in Tennessee and in Dallas on a occasion. We stayed in touch every so often. I am better man because of Fred's impact on my life. My deepest condolences to his family I know his loss is unimaginable.
I had the pleasure of being associated with Fred as a member of the Aladdin Industries BOD. For twenty years. I always looked forward to those meetings. In difficult times Fred Always had a plan. He was a positive. Leader who always had time for the employees at all levels.
He certainly left his mark and will be missed
I had the honor of meeting Fred and his sweet wife, Barbara, when I worked for the Grand Prix of Dallas Auto Racing. Fred was starting out in his auto racing career and drove in our Celebrity Race. Since Buddy Boren and I both were "card carrying Republicans", you must know how excited we were to have him in the race. He was so very kind and easy to work with. Texas has lost a wonderful man and leader. I am sure Fred, Buddy and Carrol Shelby must be having a great reunion...Love to his wonderful family. May our Lord Jesus Christ give you comfort in your time of sadness.
Dear Barbara, Amy and Cheri, I am so saddened to know that your husband (father) has moved on to his new campaign. Fred was an amazing man. He drove for my RealTime Racing team for seven years, from 1996-2002. But he was much more than a driver. For the last 16 years, Fred was my mentor, providing invaluable advice on both business and personal matters. He was RTR's number one fan and attended races whenever his busy schedule permitted. His loss is the worst I have ever known.
Fred was an amazing man. He drove for my RealTime Racing team for seven years, from 1996-2002. But he was much more than a driver, for the last 16 years, Fred was my mentor, providing invaluable advice on both business and personal matters. He was RTR's number one fan and attended races whenever his busy schedule permitted. His loss is the worst I have ever known.
dear mr. meyers i will always cherish you in my heart, and always remember your caring and loving sense of humor. thank you for all the many blessings that you stored for us @ the cooper institute. i will never forget you your are still amazing. i will truly miss you... the sims family
Fred was loved by his church family. With all his accomplishments, the source and center was his faith. It was a privilege to be his pastor and friend.
It was and honor and pleasure to know and work for Fred at the Republican Party of Texas in the late 80's and early 90's.He was a great leader and led by example.He and I are 2years apart in age and shared many beliefs,both political and religous.I will always remember his respect for his fellow man and women.He was a real role model of a fine thoughtful hard working patriot who was devoted to his family, his political party and his country. None of use will ever know how many people Fred helped when they were down but more importantly God knows.So respectively because of the Faith we share I say Goodbye for now but when we meet again I will be ready to work with you and for you again.
Sincere condolences on Fred's passing.
He was an outstanding leader of the Dallas and Texas Republican Parties and led a GOP surge in the 1980's-2000's.
May God Bless Fred and the Family.
Barbara, Cheri, and Amy,
So very sorry to hear of Fred's passing. So many memories! I guess the last time the Thompsons saw the Meyers was on a trip to your new home in Dallas. We missed you terribly in the old neighborhood. Mary and I always loved heading up the "hill" to play. Our dads were great men and both are missed terribly. Brad, too, was taken WAY too soon. My favorite memory will always be our "marriage" in the culvert under Skymont. Alan Moore officiated! We were probably five at the time. I pray for your comfort in this time of grief. God gives us memories so that those we love are always there.
Mr. Meyer and his family lived up the street from us when I was a little girl. Cheri and I were best friends from 2nd grade. Cheri, Amy, and Mrs. Meyer, I am sad to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful man and I remember all of us having such fun at your house. I am so sorry to hear about Brad, also. Miss my friend, Cheri. Hope you and family are OK. I know this is such a loss.
Good bye, Fred. Your legacy of exemplary stewardship of the Dallas County and Texas Republican Parties will forever be a bright star in the histories of those organizations. You immeasurably improved the lives of many Texans. You will be greatly missed.
Godspeed, Mr. Meyer. Thank you for all you've done. The world is a better place because of you.
There will never be another Fred Meyer! His enthusiasm, vitality, energy and intellect served us well. His commitment to our Republican Party and our values provided untold resources for candidates and volunteers. Watching him instantly calculate percentages and votes was a sight to behold. We love you Fred and you will be greatly missed. But what a legacy you leave!
I will always remember my first memory of you as this man running in shorts and a t-shirt at night while I was bundled in a coat in December! You never cease to amaze me and what a wonderful memory. I have been so fortunate to have met you and simply inspired by your story. Thank you for your service to this amazing country. I am grateful you, your son and our Heavenly Father are together now. God Bless you my friend.
Fred Meyer: caring, honorable, funny and a true gentleman. I worked with him in one of his many lives as a racecar driver at RealTime Racing. He always had time for a smile, kind words and a firm handshake for all. I enjoyed talking politics with him. My prayers to his family. I am sure he is already busy with his new responsibilities. Drive fast, take chances, Godspeed Fred.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Thank you, Mr. Meyer, for everything. You were the best and there will never be another like you. Ever.
Fred was one of my dear friends during the time I served as his pastor in Dallas. I shall miss him but look forward to a time of reunion in the future. My thoughts and prayers are sent to dear Barbara and the family.
It was an honor to have known you when I worked at Atlas Powder. I always remember seeing you and your wife dancing at our yearly Christmas parties. Condolences to the family. God speed.
To the Meyer Family, thank you for sharing such a great man with us! I was blessed to work with Mr. Fred Meyer for the past few years at the Cooper Institute and found him to be an extraordinary man. Mr. Fred Meyer was a man of great stature and very humble to EVERYONE! He always made my day as he would go out of his way just to stop by and say "hello". This act of kindness was priceless to me! He will be truly missed on this earth but I know that God has him and Brad busy in heaven now as they go to prepare a place for you! Be strong Meyer family and know that you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers!
Brad: So sorry to hear of you loss. I know he was a great man and someone I remember how much you looked up to.
You and your family our in our prayers.
We think of you, Brad, and hope you are doing well in all you ventures.
Margie & Walter Benson
(old AY Austin friends)
I did not know Fred Meyer well, but I will remember his bright smile, friendly voice, positive attitude and the Goodness he exuded everywhere he went within Cooper Clinic and on our Cooper Aerobics Center campus. I will fondly cherish the memory of him happily walking miles around our outdoor track as he obviously went the extra mile for everyone he encountered in his life. He had class, charm, kindness, and he will be missed by me and so many others who were blessed to know him. My heart goes out to his family, friends, all and others who delightfully crossed paths with him. Dear Fred, may you rest in Peace with our Great and Heavenly Father who must be very proud of you.
Fred may have crossed the finish line on this earth, but the lessons he taught here and those he inspired will live on. He was a master of bringing out the best in people and helping them to achieve more than even they could imagine.
This is not just the passing of a great Republican, Fred Meyer was a great Texan and great American. We are all richer for his efforts to make this a better state and nation.
I worked for The Republican Party of TX and Governor Clements in the late 80's and had the pleasure of working with Fred at different times. His energy and enthusiasm were inspiring. He was truly one of a kind and I know he will be missed greatly by so many.
I worked with Mr. Meyer for 16+ years. He was an extraordinary man with a zest for life and devotion to mentoring others, especially women. He gave my family and I opportunities to experience a political world of events others only dream of. He always said we were a package deal.....Judy and family. I have so many special memories that will keep him in my heart forever. A few weeks before his passing we visited with one another by phone. He thanked me for all the years we worked together and we talked about all the roads we had traveled. He talked of experiencing so many things he had never dreamed of as a young boy....white water rafting, mountain climbing, race car driving and running marathons were just a few he mentioned. Yes, "I've lived a good life" he said. He was the most humble, gracious and kind gentlemen I've ever known. My deepest sympathy goes to Barbara, Amy, Cheri and their children. The Lord has called home one of his best men.
Remembering Mr. Meyer's family during this difficult time, may the God of all comfort help you through this time of sorrow and in remembering his wonderful promise to bring back to life our loved ones.
Thank you for setting such a fine example and mentoring our daughter Kristina. The young girl you named "Kiddo" grew to become a lawyer and yet to this day she was still Kiddo to you
whenever you met. You have touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. Thank you for being a part of ours!
It was fun volunteering at the Dallas County Republican HQ's under your leadership, you will be missed for the zest and energy you brought to the party...
Mr. Fred Meyer was a Great and Good man. He will be missed by many!I am thankful that I knew him and He always took the time to speak with me - wherever! God Bless You, my Brother!
I had the honor and pleasure to spend a lot of time with Fred in the 1980s working on State and National GOP projects. We served together on the Republicsn National Committee while he was State Chairman. He was incredibly energetic and totaly devoted to making Texas and our country better for future generations. He was always upbeat and positive no matter the extent of the problem we faced. My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and family.
The Brotherhood of Triangle Fraternity mourns the loss of a great brother and true friend. We have been honored to be able to call him brother since his initiation at Purdue University in 1946. Brother Fred Meyer will be missed! God's speed.
I Met Fred just prior to the Republican convention. He was always a first rate character. I am sure he is already brokering deals in the next life. God Bless him and his family.
Fred Meyer was one of the great men of our time. He will be missed, and at a time in history when we can't afford to lose men like him.
It was a great honor to know you and you will be missed.
I worked for Fred for over 30 years off and on. Not only was he a boss but also a friend. His last words to me were "Bill, we've traveled a lot of miles together and I appreciate you and all you have done". You will always be in my thoughts and heart, dear friend. RIP, Fred.
Fred loved life each and every moment right up until his last. He knew enough, did enough, cared enough, and persevered enough to mentor both young and old. Thank you, Fred Meyer.
Sorry to hear this news. Fred's son Brad and I were great friends for 30yrs until his untimely death back in 2007. Prayers and thoughts go out to the Meyer family. Fred will be missed.
He was a worthy advisory But i always had great respect for him
Civilization will miss people like Fred Meyer because agree or disagree with him he was always a true gentleman
I am thankful I had the opportunity to get to know him the past few years. He was an inspiration to many, a kind soul, always someone I enjoyed having a few minutes with. Fred, you will be missed.
What a talented and humble man
In early 1988 I was returning on a 10 pm flight from Houston, and sat next to a man who looked familiar. I assumed that he was one of the many "fathers" I had met in my work with the HPISD. I introduced myself, and asked if he was a "dad at HPISD" Fred said no, but did introduce himself. Since although I am a psychotherapist, I am more so a political junkie, and told Fred I recognized him from TV. We talked politics for the full hour, and Fred even gave me a ride home....since I was "right on the way. " I will never forget that when I asked Fred if V.P. Bush would win the nomination, Fred began telling me why in great detail he would like to see George W. run for President.. A few years ago, I was at a Harvard Intitute on Politics class, and shared what "plans for George W." Fred had shared with me some 20 years earlier. Oh, the day after Fred brought me home, his secretary called me, and Invited me to join the Republican Forum. I never saw Fred again, but I also never forgot him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Patricia Plettner Dallas
I will miss you walking the halls at Cooper Clinic with your upbeat attitude.
Fred's brilliant political mind shaped Texas and its leaders -- presidents, U.S. Senators, governors and so many more. Integrity coupled with an intensity of purpose. To know Fred was to admire him and to aspire to be like him. He will always be remembered.
Our hearts are with the Meyer family. Fred was a wonderful man. He will be missed but we are comforted he is in a better place in the arms of our Lord.
Fred was an inspiration to many of us in Dallas and to many throughout the State of Texas. He always maintained the highest degree of ethics in both the business and political world. We will miss him.
Fred was a very special Man and will be dearly missed.
I knew Fred from work at Cooper, but was able to share time with him when we both were seeing the same Moh's surgeon. We had long, enjoyable talks in the waiting room on a few occasions. A very fine man who will be truly missed. Prayers and blessings to his family.
I didn't know him personally, but whenever we passed, he acted like he had known me all of his life. He will be missed by all.
My prayers are with Fred's family during this sad day in Texas history. Fred was the State Republican Chairman the same years that I was the President, Texas Republican County Chairman's Association and we worked together. Unfortunately, he was in Dallas and I have been in South Texas and lost contact. He was a figurehead of the Texas Republican Party. It was an honor to know him and to work with him back in the '80's and '90's.
Love you Fred.. You will be missed!!
My condolences to the family.
I enjoyed working with Mr. Fred the last 3.5 years at The Cooper Institute. He tirelessly devoted his time to our organization. He always had a positive word to say.
I am happy to have know Fred Meyer.
Fred, you will be greatly missed.
Mr. Meyer was a dear person and hearing of his passing hits me very hard. He was a person everyone would want to meet and he always wanted to help. I am proud to have called him a friend and am saddened that I will no longer get to talk to him - but comforted knowing he is in Heaven and at peace.