Anneliese Meier went home to the Lord on August 26, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Brookings, Oregon. She was laid to rest at Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Oregon.
Anneliese was born Anneliese Wiedmayer on July 30, 1032 in Wilhelmsdorf, Germany. She had three sisters, two older, one younger, and one younger brother. She spent her youth in Germany and moved to the United States in 1961 where she lived and worked in New York as a baby nurse. Shortly thereafter, she met and married Donald Meier, US Coast Guard, and together they had two children, a girl, Sylvia Meier and a boy two years later, Peter Meier. During her 30 years as a military spouse, Anneliese spent time stationed throughout the country including several years in Hawaii, Massachusetts, and New York among other assignments, eventually retiring out of San Diego, California in 1986 where Anneliese worked as a supervisory nutritional specialist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.
Anneliese loved the coast and the forest, and in 1989 they retired to Brookings, Oregon. Anneliese became an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she spent 15 years on the altar guild and enjoyed spending time with fellow Lutheran women for luncheons and other gatherings, as well as bible study groups and other ministries. In addition to her faith-based activities, Anneliese spent a lot of time outdoors with Don, extensively exploring and improving the hiking trails along the Oregon Coast, including the Samuel L. Boardman Scenic Corridor.
In addition to her love for the outdoors, Anneliese had a passion for reading and enjoyed spending hours visiting the Chetco Public Library and selecting books to enjoy for her reading pleasure. She had a love for making dishes and baking cookies and pastries from her homeland Germany. Anneliese would sit in her sunroom and read while enjoying the view of her beautiful garden and the hummingbirds that often visited, moving from flower to flower. Anneliese is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Don: her daughter Sylvia, son-in-law, Jeff, and granddaughter Brynli in California: her son Peter, daughter-in-law Corean, and grandson, Brian in Maryland: her sister Irmgard in New Jersey: and brother Robert in Germany.
Annliese lived a full and wonderful life, will be missed dearly, and was loved by all in God’s garden.