Alta Jackson Meier passed away September 3, 2021. She was born July 11, 1933, in Roosevelt, Utah, the youngest of ten children born to Martha Jane May Baker Jackson and Junius Wilford Jackson. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1951 and then moved to Salt Lake where she lived with her sister Alice Kendall while working “in the big city.” There she met and later married her sweetheart, Edgar Richard Meier, on October 12, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Salt Lake City and Magna before buying a home in unincorporated Salt Lake County (later becoming South Salt Lake) where she raised her three children, Rebecca, Alison and Richard.
Alta was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many church positions including Primary President and Relief Society President. Alta also worked many years as an auditor for the State of Utah’s Wildlife Resources where she ran the “Big Game Drawing” hunting permit program for 20 years. She loved traveling and playing golf with her sisters and their husbands. Mom, who disliked cooking, entered and was awarded a year’s supply of Adam’s peanut butter in recognition for her unique peanut butter chicken recipe. She was adored by her grandchildren whom she dearly loved and often spoiled - always keeping her automatic jelly belly dispenser filled with their favorite flavors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and nine siblings. She is survived by her three children Rebecca (Delane) McGarvey, Alison Meier, and Richard (Cynthia) Meier, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 16, 2021, at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held from 11:30 -12:45 p.m. prior to the services. Interment at Larkin Sunset Lawn.
The family would like to thank her hospice care workers and her special friend Keith Braketa who made mom’s last years worth living. Also, a special thanks to Rick and Cindi Meier who graciously opened their doors to Mom and made sure she was well taken care of her last three years.
Peanut Butter Chicken Breast
1 ½ lbs Chicken Breast
½ cup Flour
½ cup Adams Peanut Butter
1 Egg White
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black Pepper
⅓cup Skim Milk
½ cup Cracker Crumbs (fat free)
2 tbls Canola Oil
Dip chicken in flour
Combine next four ingredients; add milk slowly while mixing
Dip chicken in mixture then in cracker crumbs
Place on pan or baking dish lined with parchment paper
Lightly pour canola oil on chicken