On May 7, 2012, Eva Meyer passed away peacefully at her home in Ashland, Oregon. She was 98 years old. Born Eva Weijers in Wiesdorf, Germany on January 21, 1914, to Dutch parents, she was raised in the Netherlands.
In 1938, she married Ernest Moritz Meyer. Eva and Ernest lived with their three sons in Amsterdam, Holland during the Nazi occupation and were friends with the Anne Frank family. In 1951, Eva, Ernest, and their children immigrated to the United States and lived in Los Angeles, Calif.
After the death of Ernest in 1977, Eva moved to Florida to be by her sister, Kitty. She moved again, in 1988, to Ashland, Ore., to live with her son, Paul, and his wife, Kathy, both of whom preceded her in death. In 2000, Eva moved to
Mountain View Senior Living in Ashland, Ore.
Eva was the sixth of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death. She enjoyed listening to classical music, playing bridge, golf and tennis into her mid 80's. She earned several tennis medals at the Senior Olympics when she was 78 and 79.
In addition, she spoke four languages. Most important, she enjoyed being surrounded by friends and family. She felt blessed to be able to watch her four granddaughters and four great-grandchildren grow up. She said that the secret to a long life is finding happiness in daily activities.
Those surviving include her sons: Frank Meyer (San Andreas, Calif.), Ronald Meyer (Milan, Italy); her grand-daughters: Tanya Meyer (Emporium, Pa.), Tiffany Meyer (Davis, Calif.), Kimberly Rooklyn (Ashland, Ore.), Danyel Logevall (Ithaca, N.Y.); and her great-grandchildren: Miles Rooklyn (Portland, Ore.), Jordan Rooklyn (Portland, Ore.), Emma Logevall (Ithaca, N.Y.), Joseph Logevall (Ithaca, N.Y.); and her niece, Eleanor Aschenberg Mizrahi (Sherman Oaks, Calif.).
On Saturday, at 3:00 p.m., at Mountain View Senior Living (548 N. Main, Ashland) there will be a Remembrance of Eva's life.