Earl Reed Meyer, 74, of Idaho Falls, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home.
He was born Nov. 21, 1939, in San Francisco, Calif., and was adopted by Elmer Angus Meyer and Veronica Betha Hauprich Meyer and moved to Oklahoma. He grew up and attended schools in San Francisco and Oklahoma. He served in the Oklahoma National Guard and in the U.S. Navy during peacetime. Following his military service, he attended college, studying restaurant management.
On Feb. 25, 1967, he married Nonda Karen Brandon in Redwood City, Calif. They made their home initially in the San Francisco Bay area and then moved to Fairfax, Va., before moving to Idaho Falls 21 years ago. Earl was a career Executive French Chef, working for Marriott Corporation for a number of years. He also was an instructor at the Washington School of Culinary Arts.
Upon his retirement from the restaurant industry in 1993, he and his wife moved to Idaho Falls. Here, Earl began Premier Painting and Renovations, working with his son, Randy.
Earl was a member of First Lutheran Church in Idaho Falls. He served on the Church Council and the Fellowship Ministry Team. He particularly enjoyed fishing, camping, and building remote controlled aircraft.
Survivors are his wife, Nonda Meyer of Idaho Falls; daughter, Karen (David) Hayes of Idaho Falls; son, Randall (Lisa) Meyer of Reston, Va.; and grandchildren, Victoria Boyd, Anna Meyer, Jonathan Meyer, William Meyer, Kaia Meyer, MaKaylla Hayes and Bryson Hayson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls. Donations may be sent to Snake River Animal Shelter.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.