Stanley Spencer Myers, age 69, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, in Denver Colo., after an unyielding and courageous battle with cancer. Stan was born Feb. 15, 1942, the third child of Willard and Beulah Myers. Born in Broken Bow, he attended and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1961.
During his high school years he was active in choir, music, sports and the family electrical business. After high school he enrolled with the US Army. Before serving time in Germany and Vietnam he married his high school sweetheart, Gerene Collier, and together they had David Hartley and Tamera Leanne. After serving in the Army and his separation, Stan was a truck driver traveling around the country before settling in Denver to run his landscaping and sprinkler business for 25 years. After retiring from his business in 1994, he worked as a field training supervisor and armed safety instructor for Pinkerton and APS security companies.
A co-worker introduced him to his wife, Pamela, and in July 2000, they married. In 2006, Stan became a full-time stay at home father to Stanley Spencer II, and Seth Allen in 2008.
No one was a stranger to Stan and he was never without his toolbox or pocket watch. Stan could fix or build anything, he enjoyed working with his hands and being outdoors. Antique clocks, pocket watches and trains were a passion. He loved putting together trains to play with his sons.
He lived for his family and loved being home with the boys. Parting words to his wife were “True Love is neither physical nor romantic, it is an acceptance of all that is, has been, and will not be”.
He lived true to his word and loved unconditionally.
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Tammy Lee, and infant son, Spencer Arthur; both parents, and younger brother Gordon.
He is survived by his wife Pamela and his three sons, David of Lebonon, Wash., Spencer and Seth both of Denver, Colo. Also surviving is his brother, Duane of Port Orchard, Wash..; his sisters, Barbara Saint of Whitney, Texasa, Karen Petty of Mesa, Ariz., and Cheryl Carle of Hartsel, Colo.
He will receive full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2011, followed by a celebration of his life at the Denver South SDA church and lunch. In leu of flowers, donations can be made to the education fund for his sons, Stanley Spencer and Seth Allen Myers at Chase Bank, Attn: Tony Williams, 333 W Hampden Ave. Englewood, CO 80110
Published in Custer County Chief, Aug. 4, 2011