Duane S "Pete" Myers Aug. 12, 1930-- May 10, 2009 Duane "Pete" Myers died on Sunday, May 10th of 2009. Pete was born on August 22, 1930 in Hibbing Minnesota, the oldest child of Duane and Dorothy Myers. He was a good student, an Eagle Scout who attended and graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, class of 1953. He was predeceased by his wife of 33 years, Beverlee Myers, in December of 1986, a professor of public health at UCLA. Pete Myers was employed by the Boy Scouts of America, first in New Mexico, and later in Washington, DC, for over twenty years, the last ten as an executive of the Greater Washington Council. He became a real estate broker in 1980, specializing in cooperative apartments. Throughout these years, Pete was an active member of the Washington Ethical Society, which he served in a variety of leadership roles. He moved to Santa Fe in 1987 where he continued bringing many people here into their new homes. Pete resided in Santa Fe for over 22 years, the last twelve of them at the El Castillo retirement home, 250 East Alameda. In Santa Fe, Pete was a very active and generous member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Pete organized and actively led the Odyssey Men's Group, putting together and guiding nearly two dozen retreats and numerous smaller men's gatherings over the years. He was also vitally active in the local chapter of the Hemlock Society (Compassion and Choices) and the American Association of Retired People. Pete Myers is survived by his brother, Blair Myers of Fountain Valley, California; and his sister, Susan Halderman of Gualala, California and many, many friends in New Mexico and across the world. A Memorial Service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 107 West Barcelona Road, Santa Fe, on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 2 p.m. Pete was loved and will be missed by many.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from May 24 to Jun. 6, 2009.