It is with sincere feelings of sadness that I along with thousands Wyoming citizens bid our last farewell to a great man, Joe B. Meyer, Wyoming state treasurer.
Joe was a kind, gentle, thoughtful man who always considered the good of Wyoming before he contemplated his next step on the political ladder.
In my 74 years, I have met few people with the dedication and loyalty Joe exhibited for the people he served – for he understood he was a servant of the people. His grasp of the complexity of issues facing our state, his ability to work with a wide variety of groups and individuals toward solutions of problems were remarkable.
Joe was an honest intelligent man with deeply felt convictions but was willing to listen to others and as Wyoming attorney general took time to listen to questions and comments from me though I was not a state elected official.
I am certain he treated all persons with the same consideration and respect. Joe was always thoughtful, clear, firm and fair in his decisions, but if you questioned them he would quietly justify. He was a friend to Torrington with great respect for Mayor Mike Varney, which he demonstrated at Torrington’s last presentation to the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board.
I was away from Wyoming for 32 years but followed Wyoming politics the whole time and when I retired 22 years ago I couldn’t say away. Wyoming has lost one of its superlative native sons to a terrible enemy of humanity. Good-bye Joe B. Meyer.
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