Elda “Elly” Meyer

A Gathering of Family and Friends

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 4, 2022


Memorial Service

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 4, 2022


Elda “Elly” K. Meyer, age 66, of St. Paul, MN, died on October 30, 2022 at Cerenity-Marian Care Center in St. Paul.


She was born on December 20, 1955 in Menomonie, WI to Alvin and Myrtle (Carey) Bailey. She went on to obtain her Associates degree in Business and Administration, where she spent 39 great years at West Publishing/Thomson Reuters as a clerical assistant.


Elly was a lover of the outdoors, enjoying trips to the Boundary Waters, camping or being out in her garden. She enjoyed traveling, road trips, playing softball, riding her motorcycle when she was younger, and watching her grandkids grow up.  Elda was the Minnesota Vikings’ biggest fan and lover of anything purple! She always enjoyed being around family and friends but Above all else, her greatest gift was having her daughter Carey and being able to raise her and be apart of all her accomplishments growing up. Despite many medical adversities and obstacles she faced throughout her adult life, she never let anything get in her way. If someone would say she couldn’t do it – she always found a way. She was strong, determined, positive, and loving – always with a smile on her face. Wanting everyone to be happy and laughing.


She is survived by her daughter, Carey (Nick) Larson; grandchildren: Isaiah, Riley, and Evan Larson; sister, Barb Nelson; brother, Roger Bailey; niece and nephew, Crystal Nelson and Ryan (Jan) Nelson; great nieces and nephews: Nick, Hannah, and Ryannah Nelson; best friends, Marchelle Olson, Brad (Lynn) Anderson, and Barb Moody; and dogs, Finn & Sunny.


She is preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Sheldon Nelson; and sister-in-law, Trisha Bailey.


A Memorial Service for Elly will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, with a visitation held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


To honor Elda’s love of the Vikings, all in attendance are encouraged to wear purple and gold and/or your favorite Vikings attire!



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  1. I had the honor to spend time with Elly on Sat. One of the things we talked about was how much she wanted to see her special daughter get married and she got that wish. The 2nd thing she wanted was to see her thru her birthday on Fri., but she didn’t know if she could fo it. So in her honor, I hope you, Carey, can celebrate your life as well as hers and have peace in knowing she lived for you & Isaiah. Now she’ll live in all our hearts 💕. The 3rd thing she was concerned about was wanting to be able to say goodbye to all her friends and not knowing how. So the plan was I was coming back tomorrow with a notebook & she was going to dictate to me her farewells. And that was not meant to be either. So on her behalf, thanks to all who in some way contributed to her life with good times & laughter. And to those who were there for her in all the hard times. And that includes you Carey & Isaiah. You all have shown what it means to be there for the ones you love thru thick & thin. It goes to show that the acorn doesn’t fall far from the mighty oak tree… and there’s no mightier than her! I’m going to miss you my dear friend, but never forget you. I choose to remember my ‘co-heart’ in crime as the crazy driver, going to the bar after the ballgames. Yelling at the stupid drivers getting in our way because we didn’t want to miss out on anything. All the volleyball games, bowling nights, West Publishing parties & extracurricular activities. Not to forget the boundry waters! (What happened in BWCA, STAYS in BWCA!) Nor will I forget each of our weddings (boy were we hot!) or our babies! (Especially you Carey!) Elly laughed even through labor. The only tears were tears of joy when she got to hold you. Thank you Elly for all the memories we share! Until we meet again… see what you can do to help the Vikings win the superbowl! SKOL! 💜💜💜💜💜

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