Dorothea Carol Meyer, the Eden town historian from 1996 to 2008, died June 7 in ElderWood at Lakewood, Hamburg. She was 89.
Born Dorothea Hickman in Eden, she was a 1937 graduate of Eden High School and earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Buffalo in 1941.
Mrs. Meyer had a passion for antiques, genealogy and historical preservation. She was a founder of the Eden Historical Society and served as its treasurer from 1962 to 2007. When she retired as historian, the Town Board proclaimed a day in her honor.
She also was a longtime member of the Hamburg Antique Study Club and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden.
Her husband of 52 years, Dr. Franklin Meyer, a physician in Eden, died in 1996.
Surviving are a daughter, Dorothea H. Saelens, and two sons, Dr. Franklin H. and Edward H.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3487 N. Boston Road, Eden.