Funeral services for Maxine Meyer, 90, formerly of Mission, were held on Aug. 10 at Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home in Gregory. Burial followed in the IOOF Cemetery.
Helen Maxine (McCollam) Meyer passed away on Aug. 6, 2019, at 90 years of age. Born to Lela (Lewis) and James McCollam on May 18, 1929, at Dixon, SD, she wasthe middle of three children, older brother, Archie, and younger brother, Wayne.
Following her childhood years on the farm north of Dixon, where she had a pet chicken, the family moved to Gregory, SD. Maxine graduated in 1947 from Gregory High School, forever maintaining a fondnessfor the Gorillas and her alma mater.
Post high school, Maxine attended Black Hills Beauty College and was a professional hair dresser for a period oftime. After meeting at a dance in Carlock, SD, Maxine married William Delvin Meyer on June 10, 1952, making their home in Mission, SD, where they owned and operated Meyer U-Wash Laundromat.
To this union were five children, James William, Mary Jane, Dwight Allan, Laurie Ann and Heather Kay. Maxine was a dedicated and active member of Eastern Star since 1956, truly enjoying the time spent with her Sisters and Brothers. She also attended the United Methodist Church and eagerly took part in preparing meals and making unique decorations for church bazaars.
Becoming somewhat of a historian, Maxine researched her geneology to become a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, an honor that she also shared with her three daughters.
Maxine was proud of her Scottish heritage, sporting her McCollam tartan for many years at the Scottish Highland Festival in Estes Park, CO. Being fearful of flying but wanting to see Scotland, she sent her daughters on a mission to see the beautiful rolling hills of the Caledonian country in her stead.
Maxine enjoyed cooking and baking, gardening, sewing (and teaching her daughters to sew), embroidery, square dancing, Scottish festivals, attending auctions, collecting and refinishing antique furniture, and even learned to paintwith oils.
Maxine was creative and vibrant and a loving, devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, homemaker, and grandmother. Nothing brought her more enjoyment than tohave her entire family home.
She is survived by her son James (Nona) Meyer of Winner, SD; Mary Jane (Alex) Laguna of Longmont, CO; Dwight Meyer of Mission, SD; Laurie (Dave) Dickson of Council, NC; Heather Meyer of Raeford, NC; grandson Geoffrey Meyer of Winner, SD; granddaughters Kayla and Krista Meyer of Suffolk, VA; grandson Xander Valburg of Mission, SD; brother Wayne (Carol) McCollam of Bismarck, ND; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Archie (Darlyne) and Delvin, her husband of 59 years.