Harold Eugene Mayer
March 24, 1935 – January 8, 2020
Our beloved husband, father, and friend, Harold Eugene Mayer, went home to be with The Lord on January 8, 2020. Harold was born on March 24, 1935 in Cheney, Kansas. He is survived by Betty, his loving wife of over 63 years. He is also survived by 1 sibling, 7 children, 14 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved son James Lawrence Mayer. Harold had an extensive career at Boeing, starting in Wichita, Kansas and transferred to Everett, WA in 1969. When he retired from there he started and co-owned Air Metal Northwest and retired from Flight Structures. He later founded his own company, Universal Repair Service. In retirement he built his dream home and enjoyed many hours in his shop. His main hobby was building intricate models. Harold was a great man, and will be missed by all.
A celebration of life will be held on March 21, 2020 at 3pm in his treasured shop.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Harold's name to the Dementia Society of America.
- Graveside Service Saturday, January 25, 2020
Harold Eugene Mayer
January 28, 2020
When I was 13 at one of the family dinners that I always looked forward to as a kid. I was sitting with grandpa and my dad at the dinner table. I was listening to two of the men in my life that I looked up to. Two of the greats. Waiting at the dinner table anticipating the awesome feast that grandma and my aunts were working on.
I dozed off for a few minutes. I was woken up by a nudge by grandpa, he said," Have a big drink of this, it will wake you up". What I thought was a cold glass of milk. As I took a big drink, the simultaneous laughter to my taste of disgust, it was butter milk. Their laughter on my behalf was worth it. I grabbed a glass of water as they continued to talk about the look on my face. To see them laugh together is what it was all about. That moment in time where things made sense. With all the distractions of a teenager.
I know that anytime he talked I listened, I asked him alot of questions when I could. He is the only Grandpa I've ever had. He has made a huge impact in the way I work and run my life. He was one of the Greatest men and probably had no clue of his impact in my life.