Transitions ~ Heidi Christine Meyer, Sept. 28, 1971 - Aug. 15, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Heidi Christine Meyer of Fayetteville was born Sept. 28, 1971 in Battle Creek, Mich., the daughter of Raymond Bottomley and the late Alice Penn Bottomley. A graduate from Eureka Springs High School class of 1989, Heidi obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Arkansas.

Over the last nine years, Heidi touched the lives of local middle school students as a dedicated English Literature teacher in both the Carroll and Benton county school districts. She enjoyed reading, traveling, good wine and spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends.

Heidi had a deep appreciation of music and art and drew inspiration from fall colors and the changing of seasons, especially so in her writing and poetry. Heidi died on Friday, Aug. 15.

She is survived by her husband of five years, Donovan, and two-year-old daughter, Avery Alice of Fayetteville; brothers Bret Bottomley of Cape Coral, Fla. and Brandon Bottomley of Evans, Ga.; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William Penn of Eureka Springs; and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Everett Cox of Evansville, Ind.

Visitation services will be held at Moore's Chapel at 206 W. Center St. in Fayetteville on Friday, Aug. 22 in the evening. For information regarding the visitation and the memorial services, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, visit

Memorials may be made to the Heidi Meyer Memorial Fund, Bank of Eureka Springs, P.O Box 309, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.