JESSIE MEYERJune 7, 2017
Jessie Marie Meyer (Gesek) passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Dickinson, with loved ones by her side.
Jessie Marie Gesek, born January 5, 1940, was the youngest daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Hopkins) Gesek. She grew up in the Plymouth area and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1957. She went on to attend Nesbitt Memorial Hospital Nursing School and graduated in 1961 as a Registered Nurse.
Jessie married Asher Malcolm Meyer on January 26, 1963, in Scranton, PA. The couple was blessed with five children. Malcolm’s service in the United States Air Force took the family to Japan, Hawaii and numerous bases across the continental United States. She was a member of the Officers wives club, which allowed her the opportunity to host and entertain military gatherings and make lifelong friendships all over the country.
Before retiring in 1983, Jessie worked as a Registered Nurse at Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, HI and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, WY.
Jessie and her husband enjoyed their many travels around the world, exploring Alaska, Australia, and New Zealand. They enjoyed vacationing in Myrtle Beach, Florida and frequently traveled to their favorite destination, Hawaii.
Jessie moved to Dickinson in December 2012 where she lived with her daughter until her passing.
Jessie enjoyed cooking, reading, and gardening. She loved butterflies, birds and her precious puppies. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family and enjoyed playing games, such as mahjong and Rummikub.
Jessie is survived by her Daughters, Deborah Lynn Brady of Carlisle, PA; Lauri Jo Mathieson of Dickinson, ND; Dawn Michelle Hittle of Clinton, CT; Son, Jay Scott Meyer of Wyoming, PA; Grandchildren, Cory, Jenny, Amanda, Amber, Cedar, Jessie, Megan and Tyler; and Great-grandchildren, Devin, Hailey, Lexi, & Emma; Sisters in-law Naomi Meyer and Marjoie Gesek; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews & cousins.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents Joseph & Elizabeth; her siblings Jacob, Betty, Joseph, & Abbie; her beloved husband, Malcolm; and an infant son
A funeral service for Jessie Meyer, 77, of Dickinson, ND, formerly of Dallas, PA, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 at Andrew Strish Funeral Home, Larksville, PA. Burial will follow.
Visitation for Jessie will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at the funeral home.