State Treasurer Joseph B. (Joe) Meyer, 71, passed away October 6, 2012 in Cheyenne with his family by his side. Joe was in his second term as Wyoming State Treasurer having been

re-elected to that position in 2010.

Governor Matt Mead said “This is a tremendous loss for all of Wyoming. Carol and I send our deepest condolences to Joe’s wife Mary and their children.

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney said "“The two of us were dear friends for over fifty years and had so many shared memories that it is hard to think of the world without him. He was a friend to be proud of, one of the finest public officials ever to serve the people of Wyoming. I know of no one who knew more about the workings of government than Joe. He put his knowledge to work for the benefit of our state, and he shared it generously.

Meyer was in his second term as State treasurer. He also served two terms as Secretary of State and was appointed to serve as Wyoming Attorney General by Governor Mike Sullivan in 1987.

Services are under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home in Cheyenne. Funeral arrangements are pending.