In Loving Memory
January 20, 1921 – December 7, 2013
Martha Lucille Meissner, 92, died December 7, 2013 at Providence St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla.
The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Mountain View- Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road in Walla Walla. There will be a viewing prior to the service beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Ron Alexander and Pastor Joseph Simmons will officiate. The graveside service and burial will follow at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens, Myra Road, College Place.
Mrs. Meissner was born January 20, 1921, in Pomeroy, Washington to Oscar and Martha Fitzsimmons Bartlow. She attended school in Pomeroy and graduated high school there in 1939. She attended one year of college at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. She then enrolled in the nursing program at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla. She completed their three year nursing program graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1943.
On December 5, 1945, she married the love of her life Elmer Meissner at the Church of the Nazarene in Walla Walla. She had a great passion for nursing working as the head surgery nurse at St. Mary’s, Dr. Adkison’s office in Milton-Freewater. They had three children Jean Ann, Patricia, and Alan that she loved so dearly.
In the fall of 1964, the family moved to Pomeroy where she worked the 3 to 11 shift at Garfield County Memorial Hospital. In June 1970, she became the Public Health Nurse for Garfield County until she retired in 1986.
She and her husband Elmer enjoyed their church. She was a charter member of the Church of the Nazarene in Pomeroy. Together they enjoyed gardening, wood working, camping and trips to the Oregon Coast. She spent much of her time sewing, doing crafts, and going to yard sales. She was active in the Senior Center in Pomeroy.
In the fall of 1995, she and Elmer moved to College Place. She was active at Amazing Grace Nazarene Church and enjoyed calling people on the prayer chain. She joined a Bunco group and had a great time getting together once a month. Sadly Elmer passed away February 27, 2008. After Elmer passed away she got a little lap dog, Bubba, who brought her so much joy.
In early 2013, her health got the better of her and she was moved to Booker Rest Home in Dayton. She enjoyed her time there playing Bingo and visiting with her new friends.
She loved her family and friends. She was a devoted Nazarene, Nurse, gardener, mother, grandmother, friend, and she will truly be missed.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean Trump (Rich); son, Alan Meissner (Penny) all of Dayton; son in law, Jim Johnson of Milton-Freewater; brother, Ells Bartlow (Eloise) of Pomeroy. Grandchildren and great grandchildren Toby Johnson (Shannon) Hannah, Nash and Lainey of Homedale, Idaho; Erin Trump, Dayton, Washington; Amy Boothby (Mark) Logan and Mason of Nampa, Idaho; Jeremy Trump (Jamie) Grace and Lucy of Dayton, Washington; Tyler Johnson (Robin) Madeline, Benjamin, and Samuel of Milton-Freewater, Oregon; Ryan Meissner (Amy) of Kennewick, Washington; Katy Palmer (Esker) Cash Eslick and Kirah of Weston, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Patti Johnson; great grandson Matthew Trump; and her precious Bubba.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pomeroy Senior Center through the funeral home.
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