Milton E. "Bob" Meyer, Jr., well-known lawyer and pastel artist, died February 14, 2013 in Lakewood, Colorado at age 90. Meyer moved to Denver from St. Louis, Mo. in early 1956 to form a two-man law firm with Denver lawyer Hayes Hindry, specializing in tax law and estate planning. The firm, known as Hindry & Meyer and, for an intervening time, as Hindry, Erickson & Meyer, eventually became a large general practice law firm in Denver. Meyer retired from the law practice in 1983 to become a pastel artist, achieving significant recognition in that field. As a lawyer, Meyer was founder and first president of the Greater Denver Tax Counsels Association and of the Denver Estate Planning Council, both in existence today; was a frequent author and lecturer on legal subjects; and, on several occasions, a witness before the United States Congress. With Hindry, who died in 1962, he was a pioneer in the development and national promotion of the use of the revocable living trust as a will substitute. He was active in the private club industry, serving as a Director of the National Club Association, for 20 years (President for two years) and for four years as a National Director and Chairman of the Conference of Private Organizations, also headquartered in Washington. His private club affiliations have included Cherry Hills Country Club, Pinehurst Country Club (where he was a Director for 37 years and its President in 1979), and Denver Rotary. For some twenty years he served variously as Secretary,General Counsel, Director and Vice President of the C. A. Norgren Co., a world-wide manufacturing company, and as a Director of several of its foreign subsidiaries. As an artist, Meyer was a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast (with designation as Distinguished Pastellist), and Knickerbocker Artists; he was admitted as an artist member of the Salmagundi Club in New York. He is a member of the Masters Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies (an organization he helped found). Meyer has been featured in numerous national and international art publications and hardbound books and was a participating artist in the year 2000 final edition of Denver Rotary's Artists of America Show. Born in St. Charles, Mo., Meyer received a Business degree from Washington University, a Law degree from St. Louis University and a Masters in Law degree from New York University. He served as a commissioned officer (attaining rank of Captain) in the United States Airborne Infantry in World War II and the Korean War. He married Mary Kramer of St. Louis (his wife of 50 years) in 1949. In 2002, following his wife's death, he married Mildred R. (Holly) Emrick and moved to their new home in Grant Ranch and subsequently to Lakeview Senior Living in Lakewood. Meyer was a member of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity and Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary fraternities. In addition to his wife, Meyer is survived by three sons, Milton III (Joseph) and Daniel of Denver, and Gregory of San Francisco; a daughter Melanie M. Francis of Louisville, CO; a brother, James K. Meyer, of Denver; and grand children Heather Francis Marvin, Craig Francis and Danielle Meyer. Funeral Mass Tuesday 3/5/2013, 10am at St. Jude Catholic Church, 9405 W. Florida Ave., Lakewood, CO 80232. Interment to follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery Tuesday 3/5/2013, 1:15pm Staging Area "C".
Published in Denver Post on Feb. 24, 2013