Marlys Myers 1925 - 2010
Marlys Myers, of Hamilton, died May 25, 2010, at the Pioneers Medical Center Wal-
bridge Wing after a brief illness. She was 84.
She was born July 2, 1925, in Hayden to Ralph and Edith Reeve. She grew up on the Williams Fork ranch, attended the Waddle Creek School and graduated from Craig High School.
She attended college at Denver University and Colorado State University.
She married Gilbert Myers on Aug. 17, 1946, in Craig. They worked for her father on the ranch, and eventually purchased it along with additional properties, including the Frank Gill ranch on the East Fork. The ranch was named the Gilmar Ranch.
Gilbert and Marlys ran registered Hereford cattle, which Marlys and her sisters began as a 4-H project. They also raised Columbia and Hampshire sheep. The cattle herd was one of Marlys’ lifetime interests and has been recognized by the American Hereford Association with the “Dams of Distinction” award for outstanding Hereford cattle. She was a faithful steward of her family’s land and livestock.
Marlys’ other interests included gardening and raising flowers. She raised test roses for Jackson and Perkins and was honored by selecting the name for a rose she dubbed “Hawaii.”
Because of her faith, Marlys always believed that everything would work out for the best. She supported several Christian missions. Marlys and Gilbert were baptized into Christ on June 26, 1977.
Marlys’ family and friends and their well being was very important to her.
She is survived by her children, Don (Phyllis) Myers and Ted (Patty) Myers, all of Hamilton; grandchildren Will Myers, of Sheridan, Wyo., Lindsey Myers, of Rangely, Sarah (Jason) Bacon, of Hamilton, and Michelle (Jerry) Cox, of Meeker; great-grandchildren Jentry and Joslyn Bacon, and Hailey Cox; sisters Emily Ingram, of Steamboat Springs, Berdena (Bob) Nicodemus, of Craig, and Janice Davidson, of Craig; sisters-in-law Edith Myers, of Riverton, Wyo., and Kathleen (Chuck) Cline, of Alpine, Utah; brother-in-law Ed Weaver, of Chesterfield, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert, parents, and in-laws Claude and Martha Myers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kulpahar Kids Home and Christian School in India or the Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker.
A service was June 1, 2010, at Craig Christian Church. Burial took place in Craig. Mervin Johnson officiated. Musical selections were “Amazing Grace,” “Peace in the Valley” and “Precious Lord Take My Hand,” by soloist Wanda Brown, accompanied by Jeanette Harper. Pallbearers were Will Myers, Jason Bacon, Jerry Cox, Dan Davidson, Eddie Weaver and Alman Nicodemus.