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WAYNE E. MIERS Obituary
WAYNE E. MIERS, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2010, at the age of 67. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on December 31, 1942. Wayne grew up in San Antonio and graduated in 1961 from Highlands High School, where he was the editor of the yearbook. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin on a Naval ROTC scholarship. At UT Wayne served in several campus organizations and lived in the "Crow's Nest," the housing for Naval ROTC midshipmen. He graduated from UT in 1965 with a BA degree in mathematics and a minor in German, and was commissioned in the US Navy as an Ensign. After attending nuclear power school in Vallejo, California, he was then stationed in Idaho Falls, Idaho, for nuclear power prototype training, which he completed in June 1966. On July 3, 1966, he married his college sweetheart, Joan Arrington. They moved to New London, Connecticut, where he completed submarine school in December 1966. Wayne served as weapons officer on the U.S.S. Odax submarine based in Charleston, South Carolina, and the U.S.S. Benjamin Franklin nuclear submarine based in Guam, while residing in Hawaii.When his service commitment was satisfied, he left the Navy and began his business career with Houston Lighting and Power and soon joined the Houston office of Arthur Andersen, later Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He obtained an MBA degree from the University of Houston in 1973. He was promoted to Partner in 1981 and retired from the firm on his 50th birthday, December 31, 1992. Throughout his career Wayne was an enthusiastic supporter of Junior Achievement, serving as Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. In retirement Wayne enjoyed playing golf on a daily basis. In addition to being an avid golfer, he was a supporter of the University of Texas Midshipmans Foundation. He will always be remembered as a caring husband, father, and grandfather.Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joan Arrington Miers; his son, Jeffrey Todd Miers, his wife Amy, and their daughters, Sloan and Brooke; his daughter, Stacy Miers Rider, her husband Tim and their son, Turner; his mother-in-law, Ruth Ramsay Arrington; his sister-in-law, Joyce Arrington Smith; his niece, Jamie Smith Luff, and her husband Martin; and other members of his extended family. He was predeceased by his mother and stepfather, Louise and Billy L. Tinkle, and by his father-in-law, James R. Arrington.There will be a visitation on Monday, February 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock in the evening at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. A military funeral service celebrating Wayne's life will be held on Tuesday, February 9, at 11 o'clock in the morning at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, with a reception following in the Windows on the Terrace Room at Raveneux Country Club, 9415 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Wayne's memory be made to the UT Midshipmans Foundation, c/o Bob Brown, 2365 Bolsover Houston, TX 77005, or to Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, 2115 East Governors Circle, Houston, TX 77092.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 7, 2010
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