Mrs Meyer never received the credit deserved. Eva was a force in the creation of the Fred Meyer brand. She was a great balance in comparison to the hard driving Fred G. Meyer. She and her sister Mary Boyle ran the stores, Fred spent most of his time growing the business and locations. When Eva passed away in 1960, Fred became lonely and focused all his energy into the business and had forged incredible growth. The man on the far right is Eva's son Earl Chiles. Please note the tunnel check stand. The customer would unload the cart and place the items on the counter, then the shopping cart would drop down into a recessed area beneath the counter. The bagger would pull the cart through if it was needed to load the other.