PORTLAND, ORE. - Long Beach resident Dolores M. Meyer, 66, died July 20, 2006, in Portland, Ore. The daughter of Thomas and Celia (Willis) Berry, she was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Kingsburg, Calif. She grew up on the family dairy farm and attended Redwood High School in Visalia, Calif.
She married Clarence "Jim" Meyer on Jan. 29, 1956, and they resided in Visalia where Mrs. Meyer was a wife, mother and homemaker. Three months ago she moved to Long Beach to be near family.
She was a member of the Woodlake Church of God in Woodlake, Calif., where she was active in the community food ministry. After moving to Long Beach she attended Grace Family Fellowship in Seaview.
She enjoyed cooking, family events and gatherings. She also enjoyed bingo, cards, and casino trips. She was blessed with a friendly, out-going personality. A lady of strong Christian faith, she maintained a positive and up-lifting outlook on life even when undergoing dialysis, an attitude she shared with fellow patients. She shared food with those in need, always providing a can of pitted olives so the children could put them on their fingertips.
Mrs. Meyer is survived by daughters Debora Whited and Vickie Aaron both of Long Beach; son Jimmy Meyer of Madison, Wis.; sisters Betty Boehner and JoAnn Pimentel both of Visalia, Calif.; grandchildren Nikki Lizardo, Jamie Maxwell, Gregory and Jarried Whited; great-grandchildren Alaunie Lizardo, Stephanie Maxwell and Gilbert Maxwell V. Her husband, who died in 1998, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 26 at 5 p.m. at Grace Family Fellowship in Seaview. Graveside service follows at Lone Fir Cemetery, Long Beach. The casket will be open at the church prior to the service. Arrangements are by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.