Wayne Eugene Meeker

Wayne Eugene Meeker October 6, 1934 – March 30, 2013 Wayne Meeker passed away on March 30, 2013, after suffering a stroke. He is survived by his son, Guy Meeker and his daughter, Shari Peek. Wayne was born and raised in Ossining, NY to Ross and Edith Meeker. After graduating from Ossining High School in 1953, he became part of the Air Force Reserve while working for Associated Press. Shortly thereafter he enlisted and served in the Marine Corp. before going to school at Western State College in Gunnison, CO. In 1956 he married my mom. They were married in December of 1956 and were together for 49 years until mom passed away in 2005. Dad received his PHD from the University of Colorado in 1976 and worked at Mesa State College for almost 33 years teaching Sociology, Social Problems, and Political Thought. Dad loved exploring the state of Colorado and our childhood was filled with trips to all parts of the Western United States. Dad loved playing baseball and loved watching baseball. He attended all my baseball games as a youth as well as my sister's softball games. It was a blessing to be in Grand Junction and be able to watch the JUCO World Series every year together. Later in life, dad loved to watch his beloved New York Yankees on satellite TV. My dad was best known for his wit and his humor. We will miss him dearly. We invite all those individuals wishing to pay last respects to our father to join us on July 5th at 10:00 a.m. at the Western Colorado Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2830 Riverside Pkwy., Grand Junction, CO 81501.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 30, 2013