Alice Louise Meyers (nee Heins), age 90, of Meridian passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 of pneumonia.
She was born on March 9, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Lawrence and Louise Heins. She was the oldest of three girls, Jeanette and Ethel, now both deceased. Alice grew up on west side of Cleveland.
Following high school, she attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and then returned to Cleveland where she did clerical work. Alice met her future husband, Howard George Meyers, at church, and, after completing his military service and college education, they married on March 28, 1958, in Cleveland. They enjoyed 61 years of wedded bliss. They had two children, Phyllis E. (Koetsier) and Ronald H. Meyers.
In 1967, the family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Alice served her family for many years as a wife and homemaker, where she was known for her baking, especially her pies. She was also an accomplished seamstress, sewing many of her family’s clothes and teaching 4H classes in sewing. Alice enjoyed reading and was skilled at other handcrafts. When her children grew older, Alice worked for many years in the offices of the Calvinist Cadet Corps (Christian Reformed Church) in Grand Rapids. Upon retirement, Alice worked for several years in the offices of Pine Rest Christian Hospital in Grand Rapids.
In 2003, after she and Howard retired, they moved to Meridian, Idaho, to be near family. They were members of Cloverdale United Reformed Church where Alice enjoyed fellowship and was active in Bible study. Alice had a great love for the Word of God and a deep appreciation for the faithful preaching of God’s Word.
Alice is survived by her husband, Howard, children Phyllis (Peter) Koetsier of Meridian and Ronald (Michelle) Meyers of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She had 4 grandchildren: Samuel and Alyssa Koetsier of Meridian, Caitlin (Gregg) Mann, and Kelsey (Caleb) Conn, both in Ohio. She also had two great grandsons: Owen and Ethan Mann. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
"In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation ( https://www.parkinson.org/ways-to-give/ )."