Joseph F Meyer

Born: Sat., Jun. 16, 1945
Died: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017


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Joseph F. Meyer, age 72 of Salida, passed away on Thursday August 10, 2017 at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, CO.  Mr. Meyer was born June 16, 1945 in Denver, Colorado to Orville and Mildred (Fetters) Meyer.

Mr. Meyer grew up in South Turkey Creek Canyon above the town of Morrison, Colorado.  He graduated from the University of Colorado.  He married Leslie Paulsen On August 1, 1973 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He and his wife have lived in Salida for the past 38 years.  Mr. Meyer served his country in the Army during the Viet Nam War.  He started his career as a social worker but spent many years in Salida as a bartender where he always enjoyed meeting new people.  He was a past member of the Salida Elks Lodge and loved being with his cats.

Mr. Meyer was proceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Leslie Meyer of Salida, CO, brother Rod (Marianne) Meyer of North Carolina, Niece Alyson Meyer of North Carolina and Great Niece Sadie Bravo of North Carolina.  Mr. Meyer is also survived by many Sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews and many friends.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at a later date.  Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to the Ark Valley Humane Society through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.  On line condolences may be sent to the family at lewisandglenn.com.  Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. 

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Robin Coffey
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
Joe, you were my friend, I hope your roses are watered everyday so that many can still enjoy them!
You will most certainly be missed by many, Stay Cool Joe!
My sincere condolences Leslie!
I love ya Dude!

Hannah Mossman Haas
   Posted Mon August 14, 2017
So sad to hear about Joe. Spent many a day chatting with him when Peter Mossman bartended at the Vic back in early 2000. A very kind and compassionate man. Thinking about you Leslie.

Terry Freeman
   Posted Wed August 16, 2017
Sorry to see you leave so soon old friend. And I didn't have a chance to say goodbye. Take care, rest in peace. See you on the other side.

Nick Doren
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
Leslie so sorry to here about Joe's passing he was quite the colorful character.
I have many fond memories of his comical demeanor. I will miss seeing the two of you together.If you need anything you know where I live.


Eric Christensen
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
Oh the wild times at the Vic during the 80's ! You were a good and longtime friend. Yes I misbehaved and u put up with me ! We had many long, sometimes babbling, conversations my friend, "Joe the Bartender " and confidant. I'm smiling right now as I write this and will always remember you! You welcomed me in your home and Leslie was always very nice to me also. I hope the end was peaceful but it was just too soon as I hoped to see you again. Peace out Bro😎

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