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By The Staff

Mary Louise Hoefer Meyers, 86, a resident of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008. Mary was born August 2, 1921, in Marceline, Missouri. Mary grew up in Salina, Kansas where she met her husband, Walt. They were married in Washington, DC, on December 4, 1942.

They moved to Los Alamos when Walt was stationed there during the Manhattan Project, and lived there for over 60 years. They moved to Colorado Springs, CO, in 1993, and then returned to New Mexico in 2000.

Mary was treasured as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed her garden, her church, and cooking for her family. She loved Los Alamos, and her favorite way to spend an afternoon was to have a picnic in the Jemez Mountains. Above all, she loved and cared for her children and grandchildren, and would sacrifice anything for their well-being. She will always be remembered for her loving smile.

She was preceded in death by her son, Richard (Dick) Meyers. Mary is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wilbert (Walt) Meyers of Rio Rancho; children, Lynn Perkins of Topeka, KS, Dr. Jim Meyers of Louisville, KY, Bob Meyers of Albuquerque, NM, Carole Steward of Los Alamos, NM, and Janice Meyers of Colorado Springs, CO; 10 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. A Memorial Service and Celebration of her life will be held on Friday, June 13, 2008, at 4 p.m. at the Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church in White Rock, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 370, Dallas, TX 75244. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, Rio Rancho.