Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 16:02:41 :
Wednesday, August 2, 1978
EDWARD VAN METER
Masonic services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Redwood Chapel for Edward Van Meter who died Monday night at Ross General Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 51.
A native of Seminole, Oklahoma, Van Meter was a long time member of the Operating Engineers Local Number 3 and came to Novato to work on the construction of the freeway bypass several years ago.
After the freeway was completed, he settled in Petaluma and went to work for the C. R. Fedrick Company here as a plant superintendent. Illness forced his retirement last October.
Van Meter served in the Air Force during World War II and was a member of the Tejon Lodge Number 773, Free and Accepted Masons, in Bakersfield.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita, of Petaluma; two sons, Joe A. Van Meter, of Novato, and Frank M. Van Meter of Clear Lake; two daughters, Connie J. McElwrath, of Santa Rosa and Kathleen Williams of Hanford, California; his father, Jesse Van Meter, of Hanford; his mother, Vivian Roseberry of Oklahoma; two brothers, Calvin D. Van Meter of Okalhoma; and Coy L. Van Meter, of Texas; a sister, Inez M. Asta, of Rio Vista, and seven grandchildren.
Inurnment will be private.
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