Edith C. Altmeyer

February 6, 1942 - April 19, 2021

02/06/1942 - 04/19/2021

Past Services

Sunday April 25, 2021
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Monday April 26, 2021
1:00 pm
Star of the Sea Catholic Church
1404 Pacific Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
757428-8547 | Directions
Additional Information:

Funeral Mass of the Resurrection

Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Dr.
Arlington, VA
Additional Information:

Date and time to be determined

Edith C. Altmeyer, 79, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Edi was born February 6, 1942 to the late Major General (Ret) Carl Darnell and Virginia Rodgers Stoney in Manhattan, Kansas. She graduated from the Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, California and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She met the love of her life, Jim, while visiting her father in Hawaii. They were engaged in eight weeks and married in six months. Jim and Edi were married on November 30, 1963 at Old Mission Santa Barbara in California.
Edi loved going to the sporting events of her four children and thirteen grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time on the beach, knitting, and had a passion for reading. Upon moving to Virginia Beach, Edi and Jim became involved in breeding Toy Poodles. One of their poodles, Susie, won “ PCA Best Toy Poodle in America.” She went on to compete at the Westminster Show in New York City. Above all else, her true love was spending time with her grandchildren.
Edi served many organizations faithfully in different capacities. She was a President and Board Member of the Florence Crittenton Services, Member of the Board of Directors for Wheeling Jesuit University, Board Member and President of the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in Wheeling, WV, member of The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, President and School Board Member of St. Vincent de Paul School, a member of the Social Outreach Program for Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Virginia Beach and Member of the Prison Ministries Services in both Wheeling, West Virginia and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 57 years, James Emerson Altmeyer; children, James E. Altmeyer, Jr. (Jocelyn), Joanne A. High (Roger), Cameron A. Walsh all of Virginia Beach, and Charlotte A. Nicholson (Nick) of McLean, VA; siblings, John Stoney (Pam) of Santa Barbara, California and Alice Tencza of Cedar City, Utah; grandchildren, Simon, Eli and Justine Altmeyer, Alyse, Madeline, Alec and Ryan High, Charlotte and Colleen Walsh and Ava, Margaux, Veronica and Deia Nicholson.  She is also survived by many brothers & sisters-in-law and  countless nieces & nephews of the loving Altmeyer/Keeley Family.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Avenue in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Donations may be made to either Catholic Charities Social Outreach or David K. Rose Scholarship Fund.

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Cristine Perkins
4 months ago

I was a classmate of Edit’s at Laguna Blanca and spent many weekends at her home in Hope Ranch. She was a very dear friend. She was the class of 59 and I was the class of 58 and we spent wonderful times together. I saw her mentioned on the In Memoriam section of the Laguna Blanca magazine and wanted to offer my condolences to her family. Sincerely, Cristine Hackley Perkins, class of ’59

Robert B. Cilles
1 year ago

To Jim, Jimmy and the Altmeyer family ~ Sincerest condolences for the passing of Edi. Such a gracious lady. May she Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory and may her memory be a blessing for all of you. ✝️Amen.
Our love, Mary Ruth and Bob

Eva M Dailey & Mike Nestor
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to the entire family.

Joe ad Sue Norris
1 year ago

Prayers for .God’s peace and comfort for the family. God bless,

Daniel B Reukauf
1 year ago

Jim and Jimmy, My deepest sympathy in your loss. She obviously was an incredible Woman and Mother. You and your Family will be in our prayers.
Dan and Nancy Reukauf

Delores B. Hutton
1 year ago

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. May God comfort you and all of your family with your memories of the good times that you have had with your love one. My thoughts and prayers are with the Altmeyer family.

Tom Welsh
1 year ago

Dear Jim, Jimmy, and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. May your beautiful wife and mother rest in peace.


Robin Cooper
1 year ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Joni and your family during this difficult time. May God bless you. Rogers’s sister Robin

Robert Richmnd Fisher
1 year ago

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert Richmnd Fisher
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.