Harold E. Meier

Feb. 6, 1932 – June 17, 2012

Cremation has taken place and a private family service for Harold E. Meier will be held at a later date. Harold, 80, died June 17, in Mesa, Ariz.

Harold was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Denver, the only child of Henry A. and Ruth Winsor Meier. He grew up in Greybull and graduated from Greybull High School in 1951. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in geology in 1954 and served in the United States Army Engineering Corp until 1956. In 1959, Harold earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming College of Law where he received the prestigious Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship.

Harold married Joan Carrol Preis in 1958 and moved to Lander in 1959 where he practiced law with Crofts, Mockler and Meier. For the next 18 years, Harold practiced law, served as Fremont County Justice of the Peace from 1959-1961; Lander City Police Judge, 1961-1962; Fremont County Prosecuting Attorney, 1962-1967; U.S. Magistrate from 1967-1969; and state legislator from Fremont County from 1969-1977; and as chairman of the Management Council from 1976-1977.

Harold and Joan moved to Casper in 1977 where he worked as vice-president and general manger for Teton Drilling until 1982. He was in private practice with the Casper law firm of Schwartz, Bonn, McCrary and Walker.

Harold married Suzanne Braden July 5, 1985. They moved to Sheridan where he practiced law with Lonabaugh & Riggs. In 1999 they moved to Cheyenne where he worked with the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office as head of the Tax Division and was senior partner with Meier Law Office, P.C. Most recently he served as Of Counsel for the firm Hathaway & Kunz, P.C.

Harold was a member of the Wyoming State Bar, American Bar Association. Wyoming Trial Lawyers and the Uniform Laws Commission. He served as president of the Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt, the Wyoming Mining Association and the Wyoming State Bar Foundation. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2009.

His parents, Henry A. Meier and Ruth Winsor Meier, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne Braden Meier, two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott W. and Kathryn Meier of Cheyenne and Douglas C. and Kimberly Meier of Big Horn; daughter and son-in-law, Gary and Celia A. Meier-Ando of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two stepchildren, Douglas Braden of Idaho and Brandith Braden of Montana; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

The family asks that any memorials be given to the charity of your choice or the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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