On Aug. 4, 2016, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice Home in Bettendorf, Terrie Meyer passed peacefully from the suffering of this life into the heavenly arms of her Savior. She was 50 years old.
Terrie was born in Clinton, Iowa, and spent her early childhood in Folletts. While she was still young, her family moved to Camanche, where she lived until she graduated college with her bachelor's degree. Terrie was a graduate of Camanche High School, class of 1984; Clinton Community College; the University of Iowa; and the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, finishing with a master's degree in education. While at the University of Iowa, she met John Meyer, whom she married on Feb. 17, 1990. The new family moved to the Madison, Wis., area, where Terrie taught school at a private military academy and then as a long-term substitute teacher at a local high school. Shortly after their daughter was born in 1994, the family moved to Rohnert Park, Calif., and in 1996, their son was born. The family lived in California for nearly 10 years, where Terrie home-schooled their children.
After John returned from active duty in Iraq, the family moved to Raleigh, N.C., where they lived for 18 months. In April 2007, they moved to Whittier. That same year Terrie was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonae, a rare abdominal cancer from which she survived for nine years. Through all of this, Terrie successfully home-schooled her children, both graduating high school and going on to do well in college.
Other than her active involvement in home schooling and the home schooling community, she enjoyed living on the family's small acreage, raising chickens, sheep, dogs and cats. Her favorite activities were reading, shopping, listening to audio books, watching TV and going to Renaissance fairs. Her favorite color was purple, which was evident in most of her possessions. Most of all, Terrie loved her family and devoted her life to them.
Terrie leaves behind John Meyer, her husband; Lillian Meyer, her daughter; and Jacob Meyer, her son, of Whittier. She also leaves behind her parents, Larry and Dolores (LaBay) Wilson of Camanche; her sister, Bobbi Knutsen of Goose Lake; her brother, Larry Tray Wilson of Camanche; her grandmother, Mildred (Courts) Wilson of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sylvester LaBay, Lillian (Wellman) LaBay and Larry Wilson.
Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Snell Zornig Chapel in Camanche, followed by a graveside service at Rosehill Cemetery. A meal for family and close friends will be provided at First Baptist in Camanche after the service. A potluck and celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Whittier Community Center.
Memorials will be used to fund Terrie's children in their college education.
Posted on Wednesday, 10 August 2016