Prosper Loses Beloved Volunteer, Finds Ways to Honor Her


Sean Meyer

Senior Sean Meyer takes a photo of him and his mom, Tammy Meyer. “We would always joke about the size of Prosper back then vs. the size of it now,” Sean said. Mrs. Meyer graduated from Prosper when the community was smaller. The town will have its third 6-A size high school opening in 2024.

Throughout her life, Tammy Wade Meyer devoted time to helping others. She raised her two children, Sean and Raegan, who are both members of the high school’s band program. Along with her children, Mrs. Meyer gave hours upon hours to the marching band program and served as the Head of Concessions at football games. She also involved herself as a board member of the Prosper Band Booster Club. 

On the morning of Aug. 12, the lifelong resident of Prosper passed away. Mrs. Meyer graduated from Prosper High School with a class of 26 people.

A graphic reads ‘Remembering Tammy Wade Meyer’ created by Nora Vedder. A green ribbon is pictured just as the green ribbons worn in Mrs. Meyer’s honor at ‘Meet the Eagles’ on Aug. 12. The color purple, Tammy’s favorite color, acts as the background of the graphic. (Nora Vedder)

“She was a diehard Eagles fan,” Senior Sean Meyer said. “Once I joined the band she did everything in her power to get involved.”

Once her daughter, Raegan, joined the Prosper Color Guard, Mrs. Meyer involved herself even further by taking on the role of “Guard Mom”. With this title, she chaperoned events, helped at socials and ensured things went as planned. She cared and loved each member of the color guard. 

“She was dedicated to the kids, and what the kids were involved in,” Mrs. Meyer’s husband, Stephen Meyer, said. “She loved the band, and she lit up with the color guard.”

Many members of the Prosper Mighty Eagle Band are still feeling heartbroken at this intense loss.

“I felt hurt, I was thinking of Raegan Meyer in the beginning because she is one of my amazing friends,” sophomore color guard member Sammie Muñoz said. “I didn’t believe it. I didn’t feel like it was real; I felt like it wasn’t actually happening. We became a family because she was my mom. She was my guard mom, she was my everything, and I loved her so much for that.” 

As the town of Prosper grieves, its community members have found ways to honor Mrs. Meyer and her many acts of service.

On the day of her passing, at the event “Meet the Eagles,” attendees held a moment of silence in her remembrance. The stadium later lit up with purple that night in her honor, along with members of the Prosper Band wearing green and purple ribbons to the event.  Green having been chosen as it is Prosper’s color, and Mrs. Meyer loved everything Prosper, along with a purple gem placed on the ribbons to represent her favorite color. 

“I personally love seeing the town light up and show that they recognize what a wonderful person they lost,” sophomore Raegan Meyer said. “I would describe her (my mom) as the most loving and caring person I have ever met.”

Services occurred very soon after, with visitation on Monday, Aug. 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and the funeral service on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. Many residents of Prosper attended the services and reflected on her involvement, as well as acts of kindness and service throughout her life. 

Mrs. Meyer was not only a volunteer but a mother, a teacher, a friend, a role model and a loved one. Being in the thoughts of many in Prosper, she has left a legacy of kindness and service.

Raegan Meyer said she feels her mom would want people to “stop being sad about her loss but instead to celebrate the life that we have and to keep living and thriving, if not for us, then for her. She’d also remind us that she loved all of us, and that she will be watching us from the best seat available.”