Hemet Council member Karlee Meyer passes away


She was the former Hemet mayor and City Council member of District 1 as of 2016, straightforward in her opinions and unmatched service to the community.

Karlee Meyer died at her Hemet home just battling with cancer at 10:25pm on April 17. “She was smart, determined and fair.”

“Karlee always played fairly as a Hemet city council member”. “She was a very good listener and weighed the facts before making decisions.” Rusty Strait, who is a senior reporter for the Hemet and San Jacinto Chronicle stated. “During her time as the District 1 Council Member, she worked to find solutions without compromising her beliefs and was steadfast in fighting to improve the lives of all Hemet residents.”

“She loved and worked hard for many years to make Hemet a loving and prosperous town and home to everyone, with her efforts of many years serving on the Hemet City Council to serve the community,” Hemet Mayor Joe Males stated in the press release. 

Karlee gave her heart to this community and she will be deeply missed . We all love you Karlee and you will be missed and you may be gone but you my dear friend will never be forgotten!” – Action Eye News

“One of the very few who truly cared for her community and wanted to make it a better place for everyone regardless of political stance or beliefs,” stated a close community member.

Meyer is survived by her husband, Roger, and four children.

The public is invited to a candlelight vigil on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Hemet Police Department’s 9/11 mural at 450 E. Latham Ave.

Check back for updates.


  1. This is beyond sad Michael. Rusty has it right. She will be so missed by so many. She truly was a voice for the people.


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