Key Peninsula native Willow Meyer died unexpectedly in her Tacoma home Jan. 21 of natural causes. She was 42 years old.
Willow was born in the family home on Glen Cove in the summer of 1979. She attended and graduated from Minter Creek Elementary, KP Middle and Peninsula High schools. She worked at Cost Less Pharmacy and volunteered at Northwest Harvest through high school before moving on to REI for many years, where she was promoted to the finance division. She maintained her volunteer commitment even as she developed a passion for the outdoors and traveled whenever she could, organizing friends and family for hiking and camping adventures from Quinault to Spokane to her grandparents’ home in San Carlos, Mexico. She was preparing for a two-month trip to Europe when she died.
Willow was the center of so many lives. She was bright and funny, full of smiles and laughter, an exemplary granddaughter, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, best friend and confidant. She brought out the best in everyone.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Cramblet; brother, Justin Meyer; and grandparents William and Norma Meyer. Survivors include mother Tweed Meyer of Wauna; sister Tara Meyer of Tacoma; brother-in-law John Sigman; stepmother Judy Riggs; her aunts Robin, Shelly, Shawn, Kim and Debbie; nieces Elvis and Sailor; nephew Jackson; her numerous cousins: Nicole, Lisa, Jamie, Marie, Chelsea, Jenny, Steve, Nicholas, Rachael, Moriah, Sam; and her lovely dog Blue.
Willow will also be remembered by her many friends — childhood friends she grew up with, adult friends she met as she got older, friends she made at work, friends she met on her many adventures and friends she made while passing through others’ lives.
Willow will stay in our hearts forever. In her passing, she is still working her magic, bringing her friends and family together to support each other during this time.
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