(Oct. 20, 1948 - Dec. 19, 2017)
Ronald G. Meeker, 69, a beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Dec. 19, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded in deep love by his family.
Ron was born Oct. 20, 1948, in Lovell, to Steve and Betty Meeker. His family moved to Cody when he was a young boy where he attended Cody schools and graduated from CHS. He attended Black Hills State University where he played basketball and graduated with a bachelor’s in education.
On Aug. 30, 1970, Ron married his high school sweetheart, best friend and love of his life, Tina.
They were married for 47 wonderful years making many memories together. They enjoyed life with each other to the fullest.
They were blessed with two wonderful children Misti and Matt, who were the light of their lives.
Ron worked as a school teacher and basketball coach out of college. He started Meeker Insurance in 1981, eventually expanding it to the largest independent insurance agency in Cody.
Ron was very involved in his community, belonging to the Cody Volunteer Fire Department, Cody Stampede Board, West Park Hospital Board and the Olive Glenn Country Club Board. He coached Little League Baseball and Special Olympics. Ron loved to hunt, water ski, snow ski, camp, ride his Harley and spend time in the mountains. He never missed a sports event his kids or grandkids were involved in and was always their biggest fan.
He adored his grandchildren Nicholas, Kinsie, Logyn and Koltyn. They were everything to him and he showered them with all his love.
His love for his family was unconditional. He was a strong, honest, caring man, a loyal loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather and a true friend to many.
He will be remembered for his large smile, contagious laughter, kind heart and love for life.
Ron is survived by his beloved wife Tina, daughter Misti (Dennis) Reed, son Matt (Malyssa) Meeker and four grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Cody United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with a reception to immediately follow at the Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club.