DONALD RICHARD MYERS Jan. 20, 1936 – May 23, 2021
…“Well done good and faithful servant…Enter into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew 25:23
Our beloved Papa was welcomed back home into the loving arms of his precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Abba Father on May 23, 2021.
Donald Richard Myers was born January 20, 1936, in Bellingham, Washington to John Edward and Lillian Lucille (Pearce) Myers, the second of three children. He grew up in Custer, Washington, helping to run the family farm and playing sports in high school.
On New Year’s eve in 1954 while Dad was a senior at Ferndale High School, the Lord arranged a special meeting for him at the Lyndon skating rink, where he met his future wife. They began their lifelong commitment to serving Jesus Christ together on September 2, 1955.
We have lost an amazing and faithful husband and father who was completely committed to following wherever the Lord Jesus Christ took him and wanted him to do. He and his wife raised their family mainly in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and when all the kids left home, they spent time in Texas, Albuquerque, and then finally Colorado.
Each step of the way was led by the Lord, and the Lord blessed their obedience and commitment to Him with so many incredible memories and stories that would make any person thirsty for God and would fill a few books.
Dad knew no strangers, and everyone who met him also met Jesus! Jesus was everything to him and anyone who met him knew that right away. The Lord made so many divine appointments for him with others and he especially delighted to pray for anyone, anywhere. His ministering on the Lord’s behalf to others in this way brought great comfort and blessings to many throughout the course of his life. He and mom were one in the Lord, and many people have been blessed by this.
Dad was completely committed to caring for his family and being there for them, with prayers, actions, and Godly wisdom and insight. He was a direct and truthful person who could talk to anyone about anything. This special warrior of God has “fought the good fight, has finished the race, has kept the faith, and the crown of righteousness laid up for him will be awarded to him by the Lord, the righteous judge.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Donald is survived by: Marlene, his beloved wife of 65 years; son Dave (Nancy) Myers; daughter Laurie Myers; son Brian (Debbie) Myers; grandchildren Danny (Alison) Myers, Scott (Breanne) Myers, and Faith, Grace and Aaron Myers; great grandchildren Holly and Summer Myers, Finley and Calvin Myers; sisters Nancy Hagen and Peggy Gregory; and other nieces and nephews.
No services will be held.