Allen D. Meyers (Al), 56, Longmont, Colorado, passed away suddenly on October 19, 2013, from natural causes.
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Allen was born on February 12, 1957 to Duane and Laura (Deeds) Meyers in McCook, Nebraska. He graduated from McCook High School in 1976 and from Western Nebraska Technical College in 1980. On May 23, 1981 Al married Jamie Wright and they made their home in Casper, Wyoming. In 2001, they moved to Soldotna, Alaska and in September 2013 relocated to Longmont, Colorado.
Allen was a well-respected and dedicated professional who was employed in the petrochemical industry for thirty-four years. He had design, fabrication, maintenance, and safety expertise and worked extensively as an inspector for mechanical integrity and as a project manager. He held several American Petroleum Institute Inspector Certifications including API-510, 570, and 653. During his thirty-four years in the industry, Al had the opportunity to contribute his expertise to Nelco/CoNel/Process Fabricators, Sterling, Colorado; Sinclair Oil Corporation, Casper, Wyoming; and Tesoro Alaska Company, Kenai, Alaska. Al retired from Tesoro in 2012 and continued consulting and working in the industry until the time of his death.
Besides his many professional accomplishments, Al might be best remembered for how he loved and lived life. He was a devoted family man and exceptional friend. He never met a stranger. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing with friends and he was a world traveler. He had the opportunity to visit all 50 states and several countries abroad. Al was a true renaissance man who could do anything and do it well. He was also a long time member of the Elks Club. He was loved dearly and will be missed by all who knew him.
Allen was preceded in death by his father, Duane; mother, Laura; and brother, Gene of McCook, Nebraska; and father- and mother-in-law, James and Icyle Wright of Culbertson, Nebraska.
Al is survived by his soulmate and beloved wife of over thirty-two years, Jamie Meyers; one sister, Dianna Kauk (Tom) of McCook, Nebraska; two brothers, Edward Meyers (Nancy) of Plainville, Kansas; Ken Meyers (Becky) of McCook, Nebraska; two sisters-in-law, Mollie Wright (Brad Light) of Longmont, Colorado; Angel Nitzel (Leroy) of Arapahoe, Nebraska; two brothers-in-law, Shane Wright of Bridgeport, Nebraska and Quinton Wright of Grand Island, Nebraska. Allen is also survived by many wonderful aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Al's life will be held Saturday, May 24, 2014, in McCook, Nebraska. Details will follow at a later date and will be posted to his memorial website.
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Please visit Allen's Memorial Website at http://allen-d-meyers.forevermissed.com/ to leave condolences, tributes, stories, and pictures.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Nov. 3, 2013