The memorial service for Edmonds civic booster and 2012 Edmonds Citizen of the Year Mary Stuart Van Meter begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St.
Mrs. Van Meter died July 6 after a long battle with cancer. .
From the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce:
Her last public appearance, two days before her passing, was to ride in the Edmonds Fourth of July parade presented by the Edmonds Chamber, an honor reserved for the Citizen of the Year winner.
"Her grandkids really wanted her to be in the parade and she gave it her all to the end," said Snohomish County Historical Society Board President Bill Lambert, who nominated Mrs. Van Meter for the award.
Mrs. Van Meter is survived by her husband of nearly 52 years, A.P. Van Meter; her three children, Diane Flach, Kristine Bowman and Michael Van Meter; five grandchildren, C.R. and Katy Peterson, Daniel Flach, and Jeremy and Abigail Van Meter; her brother John Stuart and her sister Ginny Hill.
Mrs. Van Meter always wore a smile while working to improve the community of Edmonds. On behalf of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, we honor Mary Van Meter. She was a true inspiration to all.