Cleo M. VanMeter

Former Vancouver resident Cleo Mary Cowan VanMeter, 80, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at St. John Medical Center in Longview.

Mrs. VanMeter was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Buhl, Idaho. She lived in Vancouver from 1944 to 1947 and from 1965 to 1979. She moved to Ocean Park in 1979.

Mrs. VanMeter organized pony and colt baseball leagues in Oregon and was a volunteer with many youth activities.

She enjoyed needlepoint, knitting, flower gardening and writing poetry. Mrs. VanMeter was an avid reader.

Survivors include her husband, Lewis, at home; four daughters, Karen Cowan of Renton, Wash., Judy Hockaday of Milwaukie, Ore., Maureen Bryant of Molalla, Ore., and Kim Buffon of Kelso; four stepdaughters, Nancy Lewis of Gresham, Ore., Frances Ueltschi of Ridgefield, Kathleen Nein of Vancouver and Mary Wenter of Battle Ground; four sons, Doug Cowan of Kent, Wash., Mike Cowan of Oregon City, Tim Cowan of Gladstone, Ore., and Jim West of Kelso; six stepsons, Lewis of Woodland, Don, Steve, Mike and William, all of Vancouver, and George of Spokane; one sister, Valjean Hammond of Portland; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral was this afternoon at Columbia Funeral Chapel in Longview. Private burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

From: The Columbian, Vancouver, WA - March 12, 1999


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