Meyer lies in state at Capitol; funeral Friday

Oct 18, 2012 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- The body of Wyoming State Treasurer Joe Meyer lay in state at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne on Thursday.

Meyer died earlier this month at age 71. He had been treated for cancer for several years.

He also served as Wyoming secretary of state and state attorney general.

Gov. Matt Mead placed a wreath in Meyer's honor at a ceremony at the Capitol that began at 10:30 a.m.

Mead and other officials also presented remarks.

Meyer's body remained in the Capitol rotunda until 6 p.m. His funeral is scheduled for Friday in Cheyenne.

The process for replacing Meyer, who died with more than two years remaining in his term, will begin formally later this month. So far, several people have expressed interest in being considered as his replacement.

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