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ROBERT L. MYERS 9.19.1916 - 10.8.2018 Robert L. Myers -a man of incredible integrity- received his flight instructions and earned his wings the evening of October 8, 2018 at the age of 102. He was born in Selma, California to Earl D. and Hester Myers -the middle child to sister Ruth and brother Earl P. Myers. He spent his childhood growing up in various towns in California where his father was a railroad station master. As a young man who had just moved to Eureka, California, he met the woman of his dreams. He was responsible for breaking her engagement to another man and wound up marrying her shortly thereafter. That was a pretty brave step because she was Carol B. Wing who was one of the "Wing Girls" -one of a family of 9 children comprised of 7 girls and 2 boys. He and Carol set about homemaking and then World War II began. He was proud to enlist in the Army Air Corps where he served as both a pilot and instructor. Upon his return from the War, he went to work for the California Division of Highways, now known as CalTrans. At first, he worked in the construction division and earned his way up to design and then right of way engineer where he eventually retired after a long and fulfilling career. He and Carol had two daughters: Frances L. Truhill (Myers) and Beverly L. Duffy (Myers) and raised them with tremendous loving guidance and pride. He taught his family to always do their very best and to live with integrity and honesty in life. He is survived by his daughters: Frances and her husband Patrick Truhill and Beverly Duffy; grandchildren: Tracy and her husband Jerry Arroyo, Dana Valdez, Ian Duffy and his wife Sharon, and Megan Duffy; great grandchildren: Alexandra Arroyo, Ashley Arroyo, Robert Achaigua, Alyssa Achaigua and Brianna Valdez along with numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Bob, as he preferred to be called, took great pride in woodworking. One of his major accomplishments was the kitchen cabinets he custom built during his extensive remodeling of their little home in Eureka. He crafted a play house for his daughters as well as fine pieces of furniture. He was always puttering around the house and yard or working on the vehicles of the household when he wasn't building highways at work. The family would like to thank Bob's caregivers at St. Therese Care Home and Kindred Hospice in Union City, California for their compassionate care during his final months of life. A private memorial service with burial will be held at a future date in Eureka, California. In lieu of flowers, if you should desire, please consider a donation to a . Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2018
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