Carol Meyers, age 91, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at her home in Gilman Township.
A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring Valley.
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 9, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at church prior to the service.
Carol Meyers, age 91, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at her home in Gilman Township.
Carol Genevieve Hampton, fifth child and 4th daughter of Jayhu and Agnes (McMenamin) Hampton was born at her parents home on March 7, 1931. She was delivered by Dr. John Conway. Her Aunt Pearl Dufffy stayed to help care for her and said she gave Carol her good start in life. Carol attended Highland Ridge grade school. She took her sixth and eight grade exams at Plain View School along with all Cady Township students. She received her 8th grade diploma by mail in 1945. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1949.
After graduation Carol did domestic work at different home, including: Norman and Isador Olson; Clarence Hamilton; Ann Emerson; Henry Johnson; Kenny Wang; Virgil Olson; Harry Zignego and others.
She was working at the Knapp, WI. café run by Joan and Gerald Brunkhorst in 1954 when she met Everett Meyers. He was working at the Knapp Creamery after getting out of the service.
Carol and Everett Jay Meyers were married on October 19, 1956 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, north of Woodville. The church was built in 1886 and a new one was built in 1993. Everett’s sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Bill Freeze were the attendants. Rev. Alfred Schubring married them.
Everett was born at Hersey, WI on August 25, 1933 to Iva (Robole) and Edward Meyers. He had a twin, Edward, one more brother, 4 sisters, and a half sister; and 2 half brothers. Everett was working with the Wi. Department of Transportation when they were married and continued there until he retired in January 1994.
Carol and Everett lived with her brother, John Hampton on his farm in Cady Township when they first got married. Jay Everett was born in the Menomonie hospital on April 28, 1957. On November 8, 1957 they moved into the ‘Roen’ house across the road from her parents. Wade Alan was born in Menomonie on September 26,1959.
On April 4, 1964 the Meyers moved to Gilman Township, Pierce County, onto the 80 acre farm they bought from Marvin Strom. They raised beef on this farm. Clifton Michael was born at Plum City Hospital on March 13, 1965. Shane Cameron was born there on October 23, 1966. On May 2, 1965 the family joined the Martell Methodist Church and Carol was baptized there. Their four children were also baptized there.
On a stormy night in 1970, the barn burned. Everett was away working on the road, which he did most of his time with the Department of Transportation. They rebuilt with a metal pole barn, which burned in January 1986. They rebuilt with another pole barn.
Carol worked at the Elmwood Nursing Home from August 1980 to May 1981. She then worked part time at the Spring Valley Locker. On September 1985 she started working at Sachsenmaier Home Care four days a week with three mentally handicapped women. She finished there in 1997 when Helen retired.
Everett Jay Meyers died of a heart attack at their home on Tuesday morning September 7, 1999. He was 66 years old. He was born August 25, 1933 to Edward and Iva (Robole) Meyers in Hersey, Wisconsin. He entered the service at the age of 17 in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.
He married Carol Hampton on October 19, 1956 and they had 4 sons: Jay, Wade, Clifton, and Shane.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers John (Myrtle) Hampton, Bernard Hampton, Roger Hampton; and Hugh Hampton; sisters: Emily Hampton, Joan (Gerald ‘Louie’) Brunkhorst; Diane (Bill) Smith; nieces; Donna Hampton, Jeri Brunkhorst, and nephew Patrick Smith.
Survivors include 4 sons: Jay (Mary) Meyers of Wylie,TX; Wade (DeAnna) Meyers of Knapp, WI; Clifton (Tammy) Meyers of Milltown, WI; and Shane (Sandra) Meyers of Elmwood, WI; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Her sister Shirley Hampton; sisters-in-law Fran Hampton, Rita Hampton and Mary Hampton; many other relatives and friends.
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