Jarma Myers, 62, of Baker City, died at her home on December 24, 2021.
Jarma was born August 8, 1959 in Salinas, California. She attended 1st thru 5th grade at Chualar California Union School. At age 10, Jarma moved with her family to Baker City, OR where she completed her education. She left Baker High School in 1977 to work at Bud and Louis Morgan’s Hidden Valley Horse Ranch on Wolf Creek. The Morgan’s loved her like a daughter. She trained and tended their horses and took kids on trail rides. She spent a lot of time with horses, breaking and training them for herself and friends.
Jarma met Fred Myers at a bonfire party when she asked Fred for a match. He said, “Clint Eastwood?” She replied, “You wish!” They were married six months later on December 23, 1977.
Jarma worked cleaning homes for elderly folks for 20 years. The people she took care of loved her; if they had a problem, they called Jarma. Furnace acting up, plumbing backing up or 11:30 p.m. “I fell” she was out the door and gone by 11:32 p.m., she was always there when you needed her and they believed she could do anything. For 10 years she did chores on her parent’s ranch and poured concrete with her husband.
Jarma nurtured many bummer lambs, colts, calves and babies of all types including human. She took in any animal in need or person. Jarma gave the best hugs; she was a hugger.
Her favorite color was blue; she loved snap dragons and her beloved “Boris the Cat”. Her life philosophy was live and let live. She had many catch phrases she would use, for example, instead of cursing she would say, “What the blue blazes!” or when you did something clumsy, she’d say, “it’s a good thing you're pretty “or for any reason at all she’d say, “By Krykees!”
She was a member of 4H and a 4H mentor. She was also a member of the Bowling League.
Memorable dates in her life were the births of her sons and grandkids. She accomplished making friends everywhere she went. If she was driving down the highway and came across someone broke down or who was a foot she would stop and make sure they were OK. She now has friends in 9 or 10 states and is a hero to a young family in Canada.
Jarma was proud of her home of 40 years on W. Sutton Street. When she was around her sisters or B.F.F Muffy, be prepared for laughter that shook windows.
She would most like to be remembered for her open ears, her kindness to the young, old, and everyone. Jarma loved her family deeply and especially being grandma to 8 wonderful grandkids.
Fred said, “She was my wife for 44 years and the love of my life. Jarma’s touch gave comfort, her smile was sunshine, her hugs were healing, her feisty spirit was fun. She was my fishing and hunting partner for the last 12 years. She was truly a wonderful person to be around; the joy she gave will be missed greatly by many”.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Kay Dobbel of Baker City.
Jarma is survived by her husband Fred Myers; sons Lukus B. Myers and Zackery H. Myers; brothers Jonathan and Jay Dobbel; sisters Johnnett Toll, Jodie Radabaugh, and Janeece Hitz; grandchildren Brandon, Gryphin, Daniel, Logan, Brooks, Canyon, Rylee and Sagelyn.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Jarma the family suggests 4H through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com