Lois Mae Myers, 86, of Havre, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, May 24, 2008, from pancreatic cancer with sister Eunice Berry by her side.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 29, 2008, at 5 p.m. in the Holland and Bonine Funeral Home Chapel in Havre. The funeral service will be held in Parshall, N.D., on Saturday, May 31, 2008, with burial at the Parshall Cemetery. Lois, daughter of Dort and Clara Myers, was born May 31, 1921, at the farm home near Raub, N.D., and attended school at Loquemont #1 and Parshall High School. After graduation in 1938, she worked briefly at the farm then moved to Havre to attend nursing school. Because she was not yet old enough to attend nursing school, she worked as a caregiver to a family in Havre for a year. She then attended Sacred Heart School of Nursing and graduated on her 21st birthday in 1942. She was employed at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Havre until going to the Boston Lying in Hospital in Boston for a post-graduate course in maternity nursing January through May 1947. She returned in time to assist at the births of her nieces Linda and Sharon and nephew Arvy at the Deaconess Hospital in Havre. Lois entered the ministry in June 1950, and after five years of preaching the Gospel in Montana, she went to Chile in January 1955. She labored there until January 1972, returning only twice to the United States for home visits. She then returned to the states, laboring in fields in Montana, Oregon and North Dakota until October 1985. Lois then cared for her elderly mother until December 1989 in Minot, N.D. During 1990 and 1991 she worked at a retirement center in Billings, while updating her registered nurse license. In June of 1991 she moved to Havre and worked as an registered night duty charge nurse at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. Lois retired in 1996, and continued to live with her youngest sister, Eunice, in Havre. During retirement, Lois enjoyed spending time with relatives, traveling and taking her daily walks in Havre with Eunice. Two of the travel highlights were back east to Boston for the fall colors with Eunice and a trip to Odessa, Russia, to the birthplace of her mother with her nephew Robbie. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Dort and Clara Myers; her sisters, Irene Gilbertson and Dorothy Lyon; and brother, Lawrence Bud’ Myers. She is survived by sister Eunice Berry of Havre and brother Jim Myers of Parshall, N.D., and many nieces and nephews. Memorials in Lois's honor may be made to Bear Paw Hospice, C/O NMH, P.O. Box 1231, Havre, Montana 59501.