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Robert Dee Myers


Robert Dee Myers, 91, of Del Norte, CO passed away March 14, 2020.

The memorial service will be held @ Pioneer United Church, Del Norte, CO on May 23,2020, at

11:00 A.M. This is tentative due to global crisis.

Robert, better known to the community as Bob was born September 7, 1928 in Monte Vista, CO

to Dee Archie Myers and Nell Eurica (Mellott). He spent most of his grade school years in

Summitville and then graduated from Del Norte High School. In high school he met the love of

his life, Norma Hanna. They married May 14th, 1949 in Santa Fe, NM and were able to

celebrate their 70th anniversary before Norma passed away. Bob had many talents that

included: Mechanic at the car Dealership in Del Norte, Master Electrician, Farmer/Rancher,

State Electrical Inspector, dude ranch wrangler at Sky Hi Dude Ranch near Creede, CO, plus

helping to raise 5 children. He worked 2 jobs most of his life to help support this family. His

favorite of these jobs was the cattle ranching where he rode horses and checked on cattle in

the pastures and on the range. He always had a story for family and friends about his life either

in Summitville, the dude ranch or on the home place. He and Norma were graceful dancers in

their younger days and the kids enjoyed watching them when they had a chance. He was an

avid reader until his eye sight failed enough that he was unable to continue that hobby, He was

president of the San Luis Valley Cattlemen’s Association and was awarded the honor of

Outstanding Cowboy of the Year in 1993. He also was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Del

Norte Chapter.

Robert(Bob) is survived by his children: Myrna Patterson, of Albuquerque NM, Sharon

Furukawa (Dave) of Alamosa, CO, Myron (Jennifer), of Monte Vista, CO, Ric (Diane) of Monte

Vista, CO, and Dale (Janice) of Monte Vista, CO. Grandchildren include: Jennifer Patterson,

Alicia (Bryan) Vigil, Rebecca (Nicolas) Baca, Tiffany (Dan) Carson, Curt (Annie) Furukawa,

Courtney Furukawa, J.D. (Audra) Myers, Denton (Jessie) Myers, Craig (Stephanie) Myers, Kelli

(Michael) Jennings, Scott (Erin Rose) Myers, 21 great-grand- children, three great-great grandchildren.

Bob is proceeded in death by his wife: Norma Myers, and his parents: Dee & Nell, his sister:

Elizabeth McIntire and infant brother, Dale.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rio Grande Hospital, Del Norte, CO in memory

of Robert Myers. Arrangements in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.

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