Molly Millar Meeker-O'Dea
date of birth August 31 1947
date of death May 25 2017
August 31, 1947 – May 25, 2017, age 69 died peacefully at home in Salem, Oregon. She was born in Woodland, Washington to Werter R Meeker and Margery Meeker (Charette) and raised by her step mother Rose Elizabeth Meeker (Murphy). She was raised in Woodland and Sacramento, CA, where she completed high school. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley along with a teaching credential. Her career was teaching, business and agriculture, along with raising children.
In 1978 she married William(Bill) Paul O'Dea, and raised two children, Rachael O'Dea and Alexander O'Dea. She also helped with her step-children, Dawna O'Dea and Sean O'Dea. Molly and Bill resided in Petaluma, CA and Salem, OR. Molly had 5 siblings and is survived by Moze Meeker of Woodland, WA and Charette Wheelis of Ithaca, NY.
Molly was an active community member, participating in activities of the Unitarian Church, the Willamette Valley Quilt Guild, tutoring English for Refugees and Lord and Schryver Gardening in Salem.
A memorial service will be held June 24th at 2:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Salem, Oregon.
42 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Teresa Stewart You have been a light and a blessing in our lives. We love you and miss you.
Candle lit by Richard Reid I miss my "no nonsense" gracious gal.
Candle lit by Dale Chesnut Molly and I met in the 4th grade. Even at that age she showed the traits she showed as an adult: kindness, calmness, spirituality. She made this world a better place. My wife and I will miss her.
Candle lit by Ellen Mercado We will really miss you.
Candle lit by Mona McMullen Enjoyed your cheerfulness, you are missed.
Candle lit by SueAnn Suderman You were a special light in my path. I will sorely miss your smiling face.
Candle lit by Karen Trotter Your light will continue to show the way as we continue our journeys. I will miss you.
Candle lit by Heidi Parsons You'll be missed.
Candle lit by Suzanna Moore Sandoval
Candle lit by Cheryl Meeker You are a beautiful star in my sky. I will always have you in my heart.
Candle lit by Rachael ODea A life well lived. You will be so missed. But the mother and Nonna you were lives on in us forever
Candle lit by Richard O'Dea Will really miss you!
Candle lit by Jennifer Debnam A caring, intelligent, strong and lovely lady who will be missed. Prayers and comfort to all her loved ones.
Candle lit by Jan Minten What a beautiful and gracious lady, always willing to assist with anything needing to be done, she will sorely missed by all who have known her. Rest in Peace Molly!
Candle lit by Elizabeth Canning A beautiful, caring, creative, generous friend.
Candle lit by Diane Telfer We miss your bright smile and cheerful personality at guild meetings. What a joy you were to know!
Candle lit by Eric Schuman A most caring soul who will be dearly missed
Candle lit by Sue Reid What a special, bright, spirit we have lost.
Candle lit by Anne Dorfman A wonderful person with a good heart. I will miss her. A lot.
Candle lit by Erik Larson A fine human being who did much during her time here.
Candle lit by Cheryl Randall Molly Radiant Loved Missed Remembered with love.
Candle lit by Priscilla Lewallen I will miss your beautiful smile and warm personality. You always had a postive attitude and enjoyed working with you on the board at Mid Valley Quilt Guild. You will be missed.
Candle lit by John Howard I'm thankful for the time we shared. Your grandsons love and miss their Nona.
Candle lit by Jean Logan Your laughter, your thoughtfulness, your long and loving way remain in my memory. I will miss you Molly.
Candle lit by Kenneth Meeker Molly your presence lit up every room you entered. We are missing you.
Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Jeanette Spellmeyer What a terrific caring, and giving friend to all. You are greatly missed.
Candle lit by Joanne Leeth A real treasure and willing to help everyone! She will be greatly missed.
Candle lit by Linda Wallace A warm and caring lady who would do anything for you with a smile. She will be missed.
Candle lit by Louise O'Des I will really miss you. Louise
Candle lit by Jackson Howard Loves and misses you
Candle lit by Suzanne Martin remembers her dear friend with love
Candle lit by Missy Wagers Thank you for being my second mom while Rach and I were growing up. Love to you always!
Candle lit by Carolyn and Tony Meeker We will always remember you beautiful laugh and warm personality. We miss you
Candle lit by Chastine Howard I will miss your infectious laugh, generous spirit and kind heart.
Candle lit by Peter & Oliver McDowell You may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts
Candle lit by Amy Hancock I know Molly through Mid-Valley Quilt Guild and we worked together documenting quilts. Molly was always a joy to be with. She was such a kind , lovely and talented lady and I will miss her.
Candle lit by Tracy Meeker We will miss your beautiful smile.
Candle lit by Barry Halgrimson Molly, everywhere the UUCS community needed you, there you were. Thank you for living your values of generosity, duty, and community.
Candle lit by John Joseph O'Dea Holidays will now come and go without your physical presence but your lively ghost will always be with us.
Candle lit by Kem Meeker Morawski What a warm, gracious, generous and loving presence you were. The world is a lesser place without you. We will miss you.
Candle lit by Lara Meeker