Richard "Dick" Edward Meier died Sept. 9, 2007. He was born March 26, 1935, in Mogadore, Ohio, to Chilton and Hazel Meier.
He worked for the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District for 15 years.
He also spent a great deal of time developing and starting the Cornville-Page Springs Fire District.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan; three children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Cornville First Southern Church at 5 p.m.
Any donations can be made to the Verde Valley Fire District in honor of Richard and his devotion to the Fire Department.