Obituary:Walter LeRoy Myers
Walter LeRoy Myers, 87, passed away Dec. 3, 2012, in the comfort of his Monroe, Wash. home. Walt was born on Jan. 7, 1925, in Sullivan, Ill., to Earl and Eunice Myers.
His family relocated to Eastern Washington when he was a child, and he graduated from Omak High School. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Force, after which he returned to Seattle and married the love of his life, Shirley (Ingle) Myers, in 1947.
Walt enjoyed a long, rewarding career in the tire business, owning his own store in Kenmore, Wash. He and Shirley retired to their dream home in 1977, which sits on a beautiful, wooded 5-acres in Monroe. They enjoyed many wonderful years together before Shirley's death in October 2008.
His interests included his large group of friends and family, a myriad of do-it-yourself projects, and his thoroughbred racehorses.
Walt is survived by his brothers and their spouses, Frank and Rhonda Myers, and Dick and Marge Myers; a son and his spouse, Bret and Margaret Myers; a daughter and her spouse, Deborah and Terry Loisel; as well as his 23 beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.