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Paul Myers Obituary

Howard Paul Myers, 75, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Surprise, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer. He was under the care of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Hospice of the Valley in Surprise.

Paul was born Dec. 29, 1942, in St. Anthony to Glen Myers and Nina Hillam Myers. He was the oldest of seven children. He grew up in Ashton and graduated from North Fremont High School in 1961. Paul's love for hunting and fishing and anything outdoors led him to employment with the Idaho Fish and Game Department. He spent happy years working at state fish hatcheries throughout Idaho. He participated in conservation projects for fish, deer and moose relocation projects.

While working at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery, he met Elaine Cloughton, a resident of Hailey, Idaho. They were married in the Baptist church in Hailey on Dec. 7, 1968. Paul and Elaine would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December. They were blessed with four children. A daughter, Margaret, died at birth in Hailey. Three sons then joined their family: William Glen "Bud" Myers, Michael Paul Myers and Timothy James Myers.

He was a very patriotic man and believed strongly in freedom, God and country. As a member of the 116th Engineer Battalion of the Idaho National Guard for 17 1/2 years, Paul was activated for the Berlin Crisis and spent 1962 at Fort Lewis, Washington. He attended NCO School and was trained to be an equipment operator at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

In 1987, the family moved to Bagdad, Arizona, for Paul's employment with Cyprus Mining. Paul retired in 2008 after 21 years as an equipment operator in the mining industry. Elaine and Paul chose to remain in Bagdad following retirement to spend time enjoying retirement and their grandchildren.

Paul enjoyed living in Arizona in the desert. He loved the blooming desert flowers.

Paul is survived by his wife, Elaine; sons: Bud (Rayann), Michael and Tim (Jipsie), of Bagdad, Arizona; mother, Nina Myers, of Idaho Falls; brothers, Brent (Linda), of Meridian, Idaho, and Ron (Lorraine), of Soda Springs, Idaho; and sisters: Marie (Doug) Hadley, of Idaho Falls; Kathy (Mark) Sanders, of Idaho Falls; Joyce Bayles, of Franklin, Idaho; Darla (Don) Romrell, of Sugar City. He was also the proud grandfather of Lisa (Joe) Gonzales, David Earl, Cecil Brower, Jimmy Myers and Samantha Myers and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Glen Paul Myers; a daughter-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and his daughter, Margaret.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 9, in the Bagdad Arizona LDS Church at 1 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior to services. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Pineview Cemetery in Ashton. Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.baxterfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mayo Clinic's Scottsdale Campus (philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC, 1-855-852-8129) for travel and accommodation assistance to families of patients.

Published in Post Register from July 10 to July 11, 2018
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