Mereth Mueller Meade, 81, passed away at her home in Evergreen on May 25, 2013.
She was born on June 13, 1931, in Chur, Switzerland, and grew up in Switzerland and Oklahoma. She also lived in Palo Alto, Calif., and Falmouth, Mass., before moving to Evergreen in 1974.
Mereth received a bachelor of arts degree from Smith College in 1953 and earned a master of nursing degree from Yale University in 1956.
She married Bob Meade in Norman, Okla., in 1956. They have lived in Evergreen since 1974.
During her career, Mereth worked as an office nurse, visiting nurse, nursing instructor, interior plant designer and administrative secretary at Colorado Academy.
She was an avid gardener who volunteered at the Denver Botanical Gardens.
Mereth was known for her community activism in recycling through her volunteer work with Mountain Recyclers, the Colorado Association for Recycling, Evergreen's Alliance for Sustainability and Evergreen Rotary.
Mereth is survived by her husband, Bob; children Alex of Lexington, Ky., Stephanie of Van Nuys, Calif., and Eric of Bend, Ore.; grandchildren Max and Madeline of Bend, Ore.; and step-grandson Steve Alavarez.
No services are planned.
Contributions may be made to Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439.
Published in Canyon Courier from Jun. 5 to Jul. 4, 2013.