John David Myers, Jr., 48, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at his home in Pleasant Hill, California. John, who went by his middle name "David" until he finished college, was born in Boulder to John D. Myers, Sr. and Dorothy L. Myers. As a child John was a Boy Scout, and liked to go backpacking, hiking, skiing, and bicycling. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1982 and from the University of Denver with a degree in Accounting in 1987. After graduating from college John took a job as a financial analyst with Liberty Mutual in Tyler, Texas, subsequently transferring to Dallas in 1989. In 1990 John moved to the city of Martinez in Northern California where he worked for Chevron as a financial analyst for the past 23 years. He attended graduate school at California State University East Bay where he earned an MBA. John spent part of 2004 on temporary assignment for Chevron in Moscow, Russia. A few years after returning from Russia he moved to Pleasant Hill, where he put his energies into renovating his house, turning it into a beautiful home. John enjoyed traveling, hiking, cooking, gardening, and preserving the produce from his garden. He was a kind, caring, and thoughtful person with a great sense of humor. He was especially adored by all of the children in his extended family. John is survived by his parents John and Dorothy Myers, his sisters Jane Myers (Mark Nass) and Charlotte Parker (Alan), his brother Tom Myers (Tracy), and nephews Sam and Matt. A funeral mass officiated by Father Marcus Medrano will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 29 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Boulder. A luncheon in the church hall will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org), of which John was a supporter.
Published in The Boulder Daily Camera on July 24, 2013