Harold James Myers
Harold James Myers, 88, of Arbuckle, California, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
He was born to the late Clifford Edward and Marie Criqui Myers, on August 22, 1925, in Arbuckle. Harold attended local schools and graduated from Pierce High School in 1943. He promptly enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was stationed at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas, Harold trained as a bombardier. While in Texas Harold met a pretty young nursing student destined to become the love of his life. Harold and Melba Joan Moore were married on March 18, 1949 and made their life together in Arbuckle.
Harold was a farmer for all of his adult life, raising tomatoes, sugar beets, rice and, at the time of his death, almonds. He spent many years farming with his partner and brother, Clifford Myers.
His contributions to agri-business include:
Member of the board at Colusa-Glenn Production Credit Association
1970-1989; chairman 1984-1989
Established Colusa County Farm Supply 1973
President of the Westside Water District 1975
President of the Board of Maxwell Irrigation District
Helped create Myers-Charter Rice Dryer, Arbuckle 1982
Chairman of the Board, Western Farm Credit Bank, Sacramento 1989-2003
Helped create California Family Foods, Arbuckle 1995
Perhaps Harold's greatest accomplishment in agriculture was his prominent role in bringing water to the west side of Colusa County. He made numerous trips to Washington, D.C. to testify before Congress to obtain funds for the construction of the 140-mile long Tehama-Colusa Canal.
Harold was a man of many interests. He enjoyed flying, hunting, abalone diving, playing bridge and cooking his famous hotcakes for family and friends.
As an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. He devoted many ours to his local church and traveling to Nicaragua to improve farming practices at an orphanage.
His elder brother Francis Clifford Myers, younger brother Norman Edward Myers and his elder sister Geraldine Myers Hobbs preceded him in death. Survivors include Joan, Harold's wife of 64-years, his sons William Myers, Bruce (Katy) Myers, David (Robin) Myers and Sam (Patti) Myers and daughters Mary (Bill) Stone and Priss (Bud) Harman. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27 with a rosary held at 7:00. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m.
The family suggests that contributions may be made to the Arbuckle Fire Department, to Pierce High School, or to a
Arrangements under the direction of McNary-Moore funeral service.