DEL NORTE — Robert Dee Myers, 91, of Del Norte, CO passed away March 14, 2020. The memorial service will be held at Pioneer United Church, Del Norte, CO on May 23, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. This is tentative due to the 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 at home. 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 eyesight 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-grandchildren, 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.