James Luther Meyer, 78, of Yakima died Monday at Summitview Healthcare Center.

Mr. Meyer was born in Outlook. He was a music teacher for several Yakima schools. He later served as principal at Roosevelt and Gilbert Elementary school, retiring in 1995.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Meyer of Yakima; three sisters, Mary Ellen Juhola of Edmonds, Anna Loucks of Concord, Calif., and Frances Kerttula of Helena, Mont.; and two brothers, William Meyer of Shoreline and Bob Meyer of Milwaukie, Ore.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the First Presbyterian Church in Yakima. Arrangements are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.