Lawrence Alfred “Bud” Meyer, 86, passed away June 27, 2015, peacefully at the couple’s North Fort Myers, Florida, home.
Patricia Louise “Patty” (Denny) Meyer, 81, passed away following a battle with ovarian cancer on July 6, 2015, at their Greenwood home, while under hospice care and surrounded by family.
Bud and Patty celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on July 7, 2015, together peacefully in heaven.
Two daughters, Kathleen M. Ashworth of Greenwood and Paula June Meyer of Indianapolis, survive them. Bud and Patty both adored their four grandchildren, Samantha G. Ashworth, Alexis P. Goedde, Marta E. Goedde and Andrew J. Goedde.
Bud started his career with the military and was a veteran of World War II in both the Armed Forces and U.S. Marines. As a member of St. Joe’s Catholic Church on the hill, he attended the School of Theology at St. Meinrad Seminary.
Patty graduated from New Albany High School and completed a degree from a business school in Louisville. She worked tirelessly by her husband’s side to create a successful real estate business.
Together their real estate legacy began at the Star Motel in New Albany. From there they moved to Greenwood to purchase the Southwood Mobile Home Park. Their portfolio of businesses included the Blues Brother’s Car Wash, in which the entire family became involved.
Bud was known for creating lifelong friendships throughout his professional career. Both he and Patty had a passion for boating, which brought both joy and peace to balance their careers. They loved sharing these excursions with his family and friends on Lake Monroe and in Fort Myers, Florida.
Above all, both were amazing and unforgettable grandparents.
Patty was very involved in the Girls Scouts as a leader for many years. She was a member of the civic sorority Phi Beta Psi and Meals on Wheels and volunteered for the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Little & Sons Stop 11 Chapel, 4901 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Lawrence and Patty will be interred in a family plot at Greenwood Cemetery, and Lawrence will be receiving military honors.
Memorial contributions can be made in honor of the Meyer family to Warrior’s Hope Inc. for a veterans memorial monument at Greenwood Freedom Park.