Denise S. Meyer of Palm Beach died on Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was 67.
She was the wife of William A. Meyer, former board chairman of the Kravis Center, former vice chairman of JFK Medical Center and chairman of Meyer Jabara Hotels.
She designed and oversaw, for free, the construction of Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens; designed two spec homes in Palm Beach; designed and rebuilt her 1938 landmarked home; worked on the 1860 carriage house of her son and daughter-in-law, Andrew (AJ) and Jess, in Cambridge, Mass.; and worked on the design of the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy.
She had a blog on CaringBridge. org, detailing her battle against cancer.
A resident of Palm Beach County for 42 years and Palm Beach for 25 years, Mrs. Meyer grew up in East Lansing, Mich. She was a travel agent and then worked in the Michigan State Legislature.
Upon moving to Palm Beach County in 1976, she became assistant to John Sansbury, then the county administrator. She later ran the office of lunar astronaut Ed Mitchell and subsequently established her own advertising specialties company, The Specialty Shoppe.
In addition to her husband of 37 years, son and daughter-in-law, she is survived by a brother, Randy, and his wife, Maura; and her mother. She donated her organs that did not have cancer and the rest of her body to science.
Funeral services were held Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, 5225 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418: www.meyeracademy.org.