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William Field Meyer
June 28, 1936-Jan. 25, 2024
Davis, California

Submitted by Elizabeth Meyer

William Field Meyer June 28, 1936 - January 25, 2024

A beloved husband, father and grandfather (“Epah”) passed away on January 25, 2024. He was a heart-attack survivor who managed to live years beyond his doctor’s projections.

He will be remembered as someone with a deep faith in God, patriotic to his country, dedicated to his family, and enthusiastic to his various professional pursuits.

Bill was born in Nashville, Tennessee, grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Alton, Illinois when in high school. Freshman year in college was attended at Purdue University and Bill graduated with a BS and MS in Engineering at the University of Missouri. Bill was a naval officer aboard the USS Coral Sea and attained Officer of the Deck.

After his discharge from the Navy Bill and his wife Bette settled in Menlo Park in 1969, and he became a corporate manager and director at AT&T Long Lines, Transamerica, and Seagate Technology. The couple moved to the Monterey area in 2003. He later authored news articles and 2 books. He became an independent consultant for several years as well as an adjunct professor at Cal State San Francisco and Cal State Monterey Bay.

He was active in many community activities: helping to build a missionary in France, sourcing speakers for organizations, and serving as President of 2 men’s groups. When Bill was less busy, he enjoyed the game of golf, and also kept fit through swimming. In 2021, Bill and Bette moved to Davis, CA to be closer to family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Meyer and Lorraine Floss, and his nephew, Randolph Meyer (“Randy”). Bill is survived by his wife Bette Meyer (wife of 61 years), his children Stephanie Szymoniak, Susan Meyer, and Clark Meyer, and his grandchildren Griffin, Anna, and Collin Szymoniak. He is also survived by his brother James Meyer and sister-in-law Karen Meyer.

Services will be held at Carmel Presbyterian Church in Carmel-by-the-Sea on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11:30am.

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Carmel Presbyterian Church, Carmel-by-the-Sea, March 16th, 2024 at 11:30am.

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