May 17, 2022

Betty Meacham

Betty Jane Edwards Meacham was born in Reno, Nevada on February 17, 1929 in St. Mary’s Hospital to Dr. William George Edwards and Edith Elvira Warburton. Betty passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Reno, Nevada. She graduated from Mary S. Doten Grammar School, Northside Jr High School and the original Reno High School. She met her future husband Warren Edgar Meacham, from Bishop, California, when they both were students at the University of Nevada in Reno, he was a returning veteran from World War II. Betty belonged to the Delta Delta Delta sorority; he belonged to the Theta Chi fraternity. A Tri-Delt sister brought him to a dance at the Mapes family home, it was love at first sight and they were married at the Methodist Church in Reno on August 21, 1949. Warren’s family built and owned Fern Creek Lodge in June Lake, California. Betty helped Warren and the Reverend Rafe Martin in establishing St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Reno. The first meetings were held in the Reno Little Theater on Sierra Street. She played the piano and taught Sunday school. Betty was a long time member of the Tri Delt sorority, Adah Chapter of the Eastern Star, Ammonra Temple Daughters of the Nile, past mother advisor Mt Rose Assembly Rainbow for Girls, DeMolay Boys Mothers Club President, Pink Lady volunteer for St. Mary’s Hospital .and First Lady of Kirak Shrine, Reno when her husband was Potentate. She also belonged to five bridge groups and the Masonic R.V. Club. Betty and her husband traveled around the world twice! She is preceded in death by her husband Warren E. Meacham, her parents Dr. and Mrs. William G. Edwards, her sister Mabel Edwards, her brothers Dr. Bert Edwards, Dr. William Edwards and Dr. Gilbert Edwards, and her grandson Christopher Higgins. She is survived by her daughter Susan E. Meacham and her son Richard V. Meacham and 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:00am at Ross, Burke and Knobel Mortuary in Reno. Entombment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family ask for donations in Betty’s name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children: Office of Development 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa, Florida 33607

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