Cecelia Alice Meyer

Cecelia Alice Meyer, 90, of Iowa City, passed away Jan. 19 at Briarwood Health Care Center after contracting COVID-19 just a few days before her death.

Honoring her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date, with burial in Churdan at the Highland Twp. Cemetery.

Service details will be announced when they have been decided. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a nonprofit organization. 

Cecelia was born on Aug. 5, 1930, in Carroll to Leo and Alice (Walker) Reagan. She grew up in Churdan, where she graduated high school before attending Mt. Mercy College and the University of Iowa. While studying at the University of Iowa, she met the love of her life, Charles Henry Meyer. 

On Sept. 2, 1949, Cecilia married Charles Meyer in Iowa City, where they would eventually raise their four children: Mark, Kent, Julie and Jeffrey. The couple enjoyed 21 memorable years together before he sadly passed away in 1970.  

Cecelia worked as an administrative assistant for the University of Iowa Oakdale Campus, working primarily in the Weeg Computer Center, where she later retired in 1992. She formed many lifelong friendships throughout her 24-year career at the University of Iowa. She moved to North Liberty in 1987, where she lived up until she moved to Briarwood Health Center in 2018. 

She was a past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was an active member of the Christian Women’s Club. She enjoyed gardening and traveling.

The only thing Cecelia loved more than being a mother was becoming a grandma and great-grandma. Family meant everything to her, and time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her so much joy. 

Cecelia is survived by her children: Mark Meyer (Marge Wright), of Iowa City; Kent Meyer (Wanetta Newberry-Meyer), of Loveland, Colo.; Julie Hartman, of Glorieta, N.M.; and Jeffrey (Anita) Meyer, of Grandview, Mo.; seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Andrew) Wagner, of Lisbon; Dena (John) Drach, of Denver; Hanna Meyer, of Chicago; Leslie Meyer (Joao Rodriguez), of Portugal; Naomi (Joe) Bristow, of Corvallis, Ore.; Justin Hartman, of Corvallis; and Kevin Arjoon, of Grandview, Mo.; four great-grandchildren: Bailey and Keegan Wagner, and Soren and Miles Drach; her sister, Regina Netherton, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; and many extended family members. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles; brother James Reagan; and two granddaughters, Rose Meyer and Ava Hartman. 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lensingfuneral.com, where you may share a memory of Cecelia.

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