Ed, age 80, passed away on January 10, 2010 while doing his favorite pastime, napping while listening to the Book of Mormon on his iPod. He was born March 29, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI to Ella Fellermaier and Arthur Richard Meier.He moved to Salt Lake with his family during the 1930s. Ed attended Granite High School and later attended LDS Business College and the University of Utah. He served an LDS mission to the Netherlands, 1949 - 1951. Ed served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953, and was always proud that he had been able to serve his country.Edgar married his beloved companion, Alta Jackson, October 12, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised three children and deeply influenced their six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Nothing was better than going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house.Edgar worked as a planner for Utah Power and Light from 1953 until he retired in 1985. “Grandpa” was an inspiration to his family in so many ways. He retained his good humor and love for life in spite of his ill health and limitations. Ed was the “cat with nine lives” and he put all of them to full use through his service to others. As “Master Builder” he turned his love for projects into beautifully built dollhouses and model airplanes for his children and grandchildren. Those, along with his paintings, are now cherished legacies. He loved his family and always placed them first. We will long remember the family game nights, the jazz music that filled the house, and his time spent cramming for his final exam.Edgar was a life-long, faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and always had a strong testimony of our Savior, our Father in Heaven and His eternal plan.He is survived by his wife of 58 years and children Rebecca Riley, Alison Meier, Richard (Cynthia) Meier, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John.Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City. Friends may call Monday morning from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State, Murray, Utah.In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to Primary Children’s Hospital.