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
1-757-422-4000 | Directions
Monday April 26, 2021
1:00 pm
Star of the Sea Catholic Church
1404 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
17574224000 | Directions
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA

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.  Condolences may be left for Edi’s family below.


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Bob and Tina Zaleski
2 years ago

Jim and Family, our hearts are so heavy for you. – Tina & Bob Zaleski

Ron Klug
2 years ago

Jim-So sorry to hear about your loss-you and your family will be in my prayers.

Mike leo
2 years ago

Jim and family, my deepest condolences to the entire Altmeyer family. She was and always will be a very special lady.

Mary Hamilton
2 years ago

Dear Jim and and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time. I have sure great memories of Edie and she was a beautiful person. Sending our love and hugs, Mary and Gary Hamilton

Ray & Sharon Byrd
2 years ago

Jim and Family,
We know that this is a extremely difficult time for you and your family, but Sharon and I want to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family on Edi’s passing. We always enjoyed our time with you, Edi and your family. It is a very sad time for all who knew her. May she Rest In Peace. You and your family are and will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Ray & Sharon

Terry Williams
2 years ago

Jim, so sorry to hear about Edi, I only met her once at a Rotary function or the Sisters of St. Joseph reverse raffle. You and she made such a NICE couple, kind, respectful, and volunteer strong. My prayers for you and your family as you cope with the loss of a loved one. Helping others through those times as you have done for decades may not automatically help you, but, know that she is at peace and in the arms of her Savior.

Terry Williams

Ron Childers
2 years ago

Jim and family sorry for your loss

Brenda and Arthur Whiteside
2 years ago

Our condolences

The Padden Family
2 years ago

With deepest sympathy and a lifetime of fond memories know how much we appreciate Edi, Jim, the entire family and all you have done for others through the decades. We feel your pain from afar and know her spirit in time will mend your broken hearts. RIP Edi & God Bless. You are most certainly at Gods side.

Robert B. Cilles
2 years ago

Jim, Jimmy and family ~ Deepest sympathy for Edi’s passing. Prayers for all at this sad time. May she Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory, and may her memories be a blessing for you. ❤️✝️ Amen.
Our love, Mary Ruth and Bob Cilles