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Obituary: Roy Dee Meyer

February 22, 1924 - December 9, 2020
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Posted at 1:53 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 15:55:36-05

Roy Dee Meyer passed away on December 9, 2020, in Choteau MT.

Roy was born on February 22, 1924, in Choteau MT to A.L. Meyer, Sr. and Leah (Fulton) Meyer. Roy attended school in Fairfield and was a member of the second class to graduate from Fairfield High School in 1941. Roy attended college at MSU in Bozeman and BYU. He returned home prior to graduation to join his father and brother on the family farm. Roy continued to farm for the next 50 years with his father, A.L. and his brother, Al. Roy also worked with the family establishing the Meyer Ditcher Company in 1940. The family manufactured irrigation ditchers and haying equipment.

In 1953, he was introduced to a young nurse, Marian Freel, RN from Wallace, ID. Following a year-long courtship, Roy and Marian were married at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fairfield on April 24, 1954. In 1955, they had their first child, Keith, followed by Steve in 1956 and Joyce in 1959.

The Ditcher business was sold in 1980. Roy then established an insurance agency with National Farmers Insurance. Roy continued in the insurance business until his retirement.

Roy was active in the Fairfield community. He served on the Fairfield town council and Fairfield school board. He was an active member of the Fairfield Lions Club for over 50 years. Roy served on the Community Hall board and worked for establishment of the Fairfield swimming pool and tennis courts. He also served on the Teton Memorial Hospital Board and SBA Board in Helena.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.