Baylor Van Meter

Baylor Van Meter, died at home in Greenwood Village, CO on Sat., Jan. 29, 2005 at the age of 79. He was born on Sept. 21, 1925 in Lexington, KY, the son of Jacob Baylor Van Meter and Edith Berryman Van Meter. He grew up in Lexington and attended the University of Kentucky. On April 23, 1949, Baylor Van Meter married Margaret Burt McDowell and moved to Midland, TX where he began his career in the oil business. He worked for The Pure Oil Company for several years before starting his own business as an independent oil operator in the Permian Basin. In 1970, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska and started Forty Nine North to pursue opportunities in the oil business as well as real estate development. He moved to Denver, CO in 1973 where he continued his business as an independent oil operator until his death. Throughout his life, Baylor Van Meter possessed a true entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the oil business. He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fly fish and play golf. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; two daughters, Louise Van Meter White of Covington, LA and Margaret Van Meter Murray of Englewood, CO; two granddaughters, Allison Ames Murray and Melissa Van Meter Murray of Englewood CO; and his sister Louise Widener of Whitefish. MT. Services 11 am on Sat., Feb 5, 2005 in the Lexington Cemetery with The Very Reverend Robert L. Sessum officiating. The W.R. Milward Mortuary - Broadway in charge of arrangements.


From: The Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky.  February 3, 2005.


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