Glenn “Dutch” Ray Myers, 93, long time resident of Baker City, Oregon, passed away Saturday Morning, February 1, 2020 at his residence, Meadowbrook Place with his son Shane Myers at his side. A Celebration of his life will be planned at a later date.
Dutch was born on February 21, 1926 in Baker to his parents, Cope Laury and Georgia Delila Myers where he attended school and grew up alongside five brothers.
Dutch was drafted into WWII on February 1, 1944 and returned home in May of 1946 after receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy. Shortly after returning he went to work for the Oregon Lumber Company. One year later he met and married Thelma Jean Thornton on August 30, 1947. Shortly after marrying they began to raise a family and moved to Seattle where he worked at Boeing for 7 years. They returned to Baker and raised eight children and two grandchildren. Over the years he worked as a Carpenter for various construction companies, later worked as a self-employed carpenter and concrete finisher until becoming disabled.
Dutch had a passion for hunting and fishing especially when it was with his kids, grandkids, brothers and friends. He took great pride in his sons and grandsons becoming great hunters and fishermen. He was known as one of the best fishermen around and loved sharing his knowledge with others about anything that had do with the outdoors. He was always ready to tell a good story. Mushroom picking was another love of his, he especially loved the times he and his wife Thelma would go picking together at their special spot.
He also truly enjoyed spending time in the mountains picking mushrooms with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, teaching them things and talking about olden days as they tried teaching him about the new ways of the world. Dutch was well known and touched the lives of many. He had a big heart and throughout years helped many others, may he not be forgotten. He is loved and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years Thelma Jean Myers, parents Cope and Georgia Myers, brothers Cope Jasper, Fred Freeman, Norman Lyle, David William; Half-siblings Ralph Weaver, Harry Weaver, Mable and Ruth Weaver.
Dutch is survived by his children Dennis R. Myers, Glenda J. Myers, Steven R. Myers, Ronda T. White, Timothy A. (Ellie) Myers, Tina P. Johnson, Teresa G. Chase, Shane M. Myers; numerous grandchildren, great -grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother Carl Delano; numerous nieces and nephews.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Dutch, may do so to Creating Memories (giving children a chance to get out and hunt or fish, no matter their ability) through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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