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Originally published: 2012-10-17 14:26:02
Last modified: 2012-10-17 14:26:01

Beverly Joyce Meier Salomon

Beverly Joyce Meier Salomon, best known as Joyce, was 81 years young. She lived the dream of wintering in Winter Haven, Fla., and summering in Land Harbour, Newland. She was born on March 27, 1931, and was unexpectedly called home to heaven while in the North Carolina Mountains on Oct. 14, 2012.
Parents H. J. and Goldie Meier raised Joyce in Ashkum, Ill. with siblings Wayne, Marvin, and Eleanor. Salomon married Robert “Bob” Salomon on March 11, 1951. They left Illinois with their children to become the proud owners of the Lake Roy Motor Lodge in Winter Haven, Fla., in 1966 until their retirement at the ripe old ages of 57 and 54. After leaving the hotel business, they chose to make the mountains of North Carolina their second home. The family grew with each Land Harbour friend they made. Spending time with family was always a priority for Bob and Joyce from welcoming newborns home to enjoying holidays and birthdays with everyone. They had a passion for RV’ing across the country, appreciating Americana, visiting golf courses and little known historical sites. It was always Happy Hour at their “19th hole.”
Salomon is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mark (Jorie) Salomon, Jennifer (Greg) Sack, their children, Branson, and Callan; Cynthia (Steve) Weclew, their children David and Katelyn; Ann Salomon-Collins, J.C. (Ashley) Collins, Robbie (Molly) Collins, and Winston Collins; Jill (Thomas) Smith, Emily Smith and Sam Smith; Drs. Brad (Kim) Salomon, Katie Salomon, Carly Salomon, and Gary Salomon; her cousins, J. Roderick ( Cheryl ) Jarrett, and Ronnie (Erma) Howell;. adopted daughters, Lucinda (Mark) Redenius and sons, Adam and Drew; Nancy (Kevin) Theesfeld and sons, Jake and Luke; Meier nieces and nephews; Weir nieces and nephews; Lehman niece and nephew; close friends in Florida and North Carolina; and longtime feline companion, Miss Kitty.
She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Weir; and sister-in-laws, Elsie Meier and Maxine Lehman.
Salomon was predeceased by her husband of fifty-four years, Bob Salomon; parents, H. J. and Goldie Meier; and brothers, Wayne and Marvin Meier.
A celebration of Salomon's life was held at her Land Habour home 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, as a breast cancer survivor and animal lover, Salomon would have appreciated donations to the American Cancer Society or Avery County Humane Society in Newland, N.C.
Lover of family first and fun second, Salomon has made the final journey to her beloved mountains and lived her life by a favorite saying, “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count it’s the life in your years.” God bless your soul, Mom.
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