Miriam “Meer” Bing Wycoff passed away at Foothills Community Hospital on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Meer was born in Jersey City, NJ on January 7, 1924. Her father, Harry Bing was a superintendent at the Crucible Steel Company and later manager of the warehouse R.L. Rubenstein Paint Company. Her mother, Mary Elizabeth Sofield, died of tuberculosis at 20. Harry remarried Jenny Rosenblum who raised the family. In 1940, Meer graduated Snyder High School in Jersey City where she met her future husband John Howard Wycoff. They were married September 5, 1942. Howie shipped out with the Marines just two days later where he served in the South Pacific, and the Aleutian Islands during WWII.
Their only son, Jeffrey Wycoff, was born in 1953 in Jersey City, N.J. Meer got her first job at Crucible Steel. Miriam and Howie later divorced. She then married Joe Lanusse in 1965, and they lived in Montvale, NJ. along with his three sons. Over the years she worked at Lehman Brothers, Plaid Stamps, and then Exxon, in Florham Park, NJ, where she held the position of Activities Director for 25 years and retired in 1993.
In later years, Meer loved to travel and visited Ireland, Thailand, Italy, England and the Panama Canal. She always remembered to bring back t-shirts. In 2003, Meer moved to The Meridian Retirement Community to be near her son, daughter–in-law and grandchildren in Boulder, CO. Meer continued to volunteer her time at Sports Medicine Center at Boulder Community Hospital for twelve years. She was also a member of The Red Hatters Club. She loved to volunteer and delighted in singing, being in charge of Friday night movies, and eating pickled pig’s feet. She will always be remembered for her crazy, bright outfits, bragging about getting clothes for $1.00 at Savers, and her singing answering phone messages.
Survivors include: her brother, Sanford Bing of Pennington, NJ, sister, Irene Schetelick of Union, NJ, her son Jeffrey and daughter-in-law, Merrie, two granddaughters, Azuraye Jean and Devon Aria Wycoff and 240 hats. She will be missed, also, by her many nieces and nephews as well as the countless friends she has made through the years including caregiver and dear friend Andrea Sedlmayr