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Betty Meyer

March 8, 1930 — June 7, 2024

Omaha

Betty Odetta Jayne (Yadon) Meyer

 

Age 94 of Omaha, passed away June 7, 2024.   Betty was born March 8, 1930 in Superior, WI to Marguerette L. (Belford) Yadon and her stepfather, James O. Yadon.

 

Betty grew up in Superior and earned a Nursing Degree in 1951.   She met Robert J. Meyer, MD while working at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.  The two married in April 1951 and spent their first year together in Duluth before moving to Minneapolis,MN.  While in Minnesota, they added four children to their family. They moved to Oklahoma City, OK where one more child joined their loving crew.  The family subsequently moved to Wisconsin and then South Dakota, where they lived for 43 years.  In 2017, Betty and Robert moved to Omaha to be near family. 

 

While nursing was Betty’s passion, she spent many years managing a busy household and raising their five children. In the early 1960’s, for about two months each summer, she managed five kids by herself in the remote northern Wisconsin woods on a small lake at the cabin she and Robert had built.  She drove the boat for water-skiers and taught her children how to manage all aspects of the great outdoors.   She loved crafts and often had some type of needlework, sewing or quilting project going.  She was also an accomplished cook and gardener, using produce from her garden in many meals during the summer. 

 

She and Robert were devoted in their faith and enjoyed serving on mission trips to Bolivia, Kenya and Kazakhstan as well as teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Ladies Home Bible Study.

 

Preceded in death by her stepfather James O. Yadon, mother Marguerette Yadon, and brother Theo Yadon

 

Survived by loving husband and companion of 73 years, Robert J. Meyer, Sr., MD.; children, Roberta (Garth) Norberg, Robert (Rhonda Simonson) Meyer Jr., Rebecca (H.J.) Walker, Richard (Carol Casey) Meyer, Rachel Meyer; grandchildren, Jared Norberg, Mason (Yanna) Norberg, Ariel (Brandon) Strohfus, Ethan (Emily) Norberg, Maren (Dan) Johnsrud, Scott (Amanda Luketich) Meyer, Jonathan (Perla) Meyer, Joshua (Oksana) Meyer, Joe Meyer; great-grandchildren, Harper, Norah, Spencer, Lucian, Julian, Ambrose, Dorothy, Adalynn, Rowan, Timothy; and other loving family members and friends.

 

Visitation 5-7P on Thurs. 6/20, John A. Gentleman Mortuaries – 72nd St. Chapel. Funeral Service at 10A Fri. 6/21, First Covenant Church of Omaha; burial to follow at Omaha National Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers please consider memorials in Betty’s honor to Tenwek Hospital in Bomet County, Kenya, Africa (https://tenwekhosp.org/donate/) or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (https://www.macular.org/want-to-help/donate).

 


Betty's Funeral Service will be livestreamed at:

https://heartstreaming.link/betty-meyer

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, June 20, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 N 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68114

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 21, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, June 21, 2024

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Omaha National Cemetery

14250 Schram Road, Omaha, NE 68138

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