A beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Theone Patricia Switzer (Barr) Meyer was born in Belle Chasse, Louisiana on May 20th, 1920. She attended Bogalusa, LA. High School and was a graduate of Louisiana State University. She was a high school cheerleader and an active AOII sorority member at LSU. After graduating college she worked for a bank in Beaumont, Texas and was active in the Texas Guardettes women civic support services organization prior to WWII. It was during this time that she married 2nd Lt Wallace W. Barr, Jr. After the end of WWII, she worked as a school teacher and retired after twenty years of service from the Orleans Parish School System. As part of their retirement plans, they moved to Slidell, Louisiana in 1969, a year prior to Wallace’s death. Active in local civic organizations, she met and married Earl Howard Meyer. Patsie and Earl enjoyed traveling the world and being involved in church and community activities. While living in Slidell, Patsie Meyer was active in the Camellia Club, Le Cotillion, Lost Treasures Mardi Gras Club, and St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church where she served as a lector. She was preceded in death by her first husband Wallace W. Barr, Jr. and second husband Earl H. Meyer; parents Edwidge and John Switzer; three sisters Edwidge (Bunch), Genevieve (Bill), Bessie (Bessy), and one brother John; three sons Wallace (Wally) Barr III, John (Jack) Barr, James (Jimmy) Barr, and one stepdaughter Pamela Jo Meyer Wang. She is survived by one son Robert Barr (Vivian) and two stepchildren Dawn Meyer Muscarello (Frank), and Earl Meyer II; niece Betty (Hines) Evans (Kent); grandchildren Yvette Barr, John Barr, Wallace Barr IV (Nicole), Sean Barr, Erin Barr Huddleston (Adam), Christopher Barr (Jennifer); step-grandchildren Staci Wilson Sundmaker (Trey), Jennifer Maeci Wang France (Bruce), Jonathan Zhou Wang (Xuan), Patrick Muscarello (Kim); fifteen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Mrs. Shelia Martin and all the staff at the Walnut Drive Kare Med Facility. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1050 Robert Boulevard, Slidell, LA. on Friday, October 18, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am and will continue until Mass time. Pallbearers will be grandsons and step-grandsons. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com.
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