Jean Jeffers Meyer
March 1, 1933 – April 2, 2019
Jean Jeffers Meyer was 86 years old when she passed away peacefully in her Waterman Village home on April 2nd, 2019.
She was born March 1st, 1933 to Arthur E. Sr. and Lydia Jeffers in Detroit Michigan. She was the second child with Arthur E. Jr. (Art) as her older brother. The family then moved to settle in Three Rivers, MI in 1949.
Jean attended Western Michigan State College where she became an active and lifelong member of her sorority Delta, Zeta. While in College, she met and fell in love with Roger Meyer, who was to become her future husband. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Education around 1951. In 1955, Jean and Roger were married and quickly began their family. This marriage was blessed with 4 children; Teri (Bob) Helms, Margaret (Joe) Gundlach, Steven (Gina) Meyer and Nancy (John) Kopack. They have 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Jean and Roger would live 63 wonderful and happy years together when Roger was called to meet with the Lord in 2012.
In the early years of their marriage, the Meyer family moved quite often as Roger made his way up the corporate ladder working for Georgia Pacific. They moved across the United States, from North West Oregon, to the South East, Florida. Some of their kids fondest memories seemed to have been from Portland, Oregon. The family made their final and lasting move to Orlando, Florida in 1976. Jean and most of her children have found the Central Florida area to be considered their true home.
Jean was a teacher and educator, through and true! Her love of children was palpable whenever you were lucky enough to hear her many heartfelt memories of being an Elementary school teacher. Those were happy memories that she loved to share with whomever was willing to listen to them.
Jean used to reminisce about the loving memories from their involvement with lifetime friends at the Rolling Hills Golf Club. She greatly enjoyed playing golf and so did Roger. Together with their friends, they were able to see many parts of the world.
Jean loved socializing and eating a good meal. If in a restaurant, Jean always found an opportunity to talk to people or “just chitchat “ about life. Hers, was always an attitude that life was interesting and “fun”.
She had a charismatic personality, who never met a stranger. She was the life of the party and people loved and admired her. She made friends for life and was always there to lend a listening ear. She will be greatly missed since we have lost a loving mother, a faithful friend and an important family member.
- Memorial Service Friday, April 19, 2019
Jean Jeffers Meyer
April 20, 2019
For the last nearly three years I have had the pleasure and honor to clean Mrs. Meyers home once a week for an hour. It was probably my favorite hour of the week. We would talk and laugh so hard that I would have tears rolling down my face. Mrs. Meyer was so adventurous and I think that’s why we got a long so well. She would always encourage me to go away for a weekend to a place I had never been too. She was so young at heart. We used to dance together all the time! In my last 5 years at waterman village, I’ve witnessed my fair share of unexpected passings but none shocked me as did Jean’s. I pray I am half the women she was, full of energy and spunk. Enjoying each day to its fullest and never letting anything ruin my mood. I’m 100% positive she NEVER had a bad day. I will miss you so much Jean. Going on your road will never be the same. I love you and will see you again one day ❤️
April 18, 2019
Jean was an active and beloved member of First Presbyterian Church Mount Dora, for over 15 years. She faithfully served as a Lay Leader in Worship, on the Discipleship and Education Committee, and was actively involved in Presbyterian Women and in Circle groups where she gained many close friends. She went on many of our fellowship outings, most recently to the Old Mill Restaurant at DeLeon Springs. Jean and I shared roots from the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, and even further back with Detroit connections!
Her church family and I, as her pastor of over 15 years, were so shocked and saddened at her sudden passing, but know that she and Roger are enjoying a great Heavenly reunion and celebrating the first Easter Resurrection together!
May God Bless and uphold all her family and our church family.
In Christ’s Love,
Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Biery
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora