Linda Catherine (Dreyer) Driemeier Linda Catherine (Dreyer) Driemeier passed away on August 14, 2014 in Port Orange, FL. She was born in St. Louis, MO on December 27, 1947. Her father, Carl Joseph Dreyer; mother, Catherine Josephine (Hamas) Dreyer; and brother, Carl John Dreyer preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Allen Henry Driemeier of Port Orange; son, Blair Allen of Holly Hill, FL; and daughter, Brett Kathryn of Jacksonville, FL. Linda grew up in St Louis where she was a member of Holy Family Church and attended grade school there. She attended high school at Bishop DuBourg High School. After graduation she attended Fontbonne University for one semester and then began her working career. Linda worked at the U. S. Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, the Army Aviation Procurement Center and the US Postal Data Center in St. Louis. She and Allen were married in 1974. In 1977, son Blair, was born and also that year the family moved to Cortez, CO, where in 1980 daughter, Brett, was born. In 1980 Allen began a civilian career with the US Air Force and the family moved to Warrensburg, MO. Linda was an active homemaker and helped organize a Co-op preschool there. In 1985 Allen began working at McChord AFB in Washington state. The family moved to Olympia, WA. Linda attended a community college there and received an associate degree as a medical recorder. She worked shortly at St Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, WA and the VA Hospital at American Lake, WA. She then transferred to McChord AFB where she worked in the Manpower office and Contracting office as a administrative assistant. In the early 1990s she began working at Meadows Elementary School in Lacey, WA as a Special Education Assistant. She loved working with the children there. Linda water skied, snow skied and enjoyed canoe trips and camping. In 1974 she served as Secretary of the St. Louis Ski Club. People that have know her will always remember her cutting and dry sense of humor and her ability to make you laugh. She was a special person and will be missed by her family and friends. God Bless You Linda. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4815 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 8:30 a.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange. In lieu of flowers, please send donation in Linda's name to the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.volusiamemorialfuneral.com.
Published in The Olympian on Aug. 19, 2014