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Obituary - Walter Edwin Myers Jr.

 

Last updated 6/13/2022 at 12:26pm



Walter Edwin Myers Jr., 90, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Montana.

His memorial service will be at11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Rudyard Lutheran Church with Clay Massar officiating. His burial will follow at the Rudyard Cemetery. A fellowship will be held at the Hingham Park. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, then it will be moved to the Hi-Way Bar.

Memorials in Walter’s honor may be made to HETA of Hingham or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Please visit Walt’s online memorial page at http://www.hollandbonine.com to send a card or leave a message of condolence for his family.

Walter was born February 14, 1932, in Great Falls, Montana. He grew up on the family farm north of Floweree with his father, Walter, and mother, Ruby Myers; brothers, Willis, Robert, Gerald “Buzz,” and sisters, Shirley and Ida Jo. Walter started elementary school in Floweree, MT, then went to Fort Benton for high school, where he met Lily Mae Jackson at freshman orientation. In high school, he enjoyed shop class and was a member of the FFA.

After high school he moved to Elliston, MT, to work for Alfred and Pearl Jackson on their ranch for the summer. He came back to Great Falls that fall to marry Lily Mae Jackson October 17, 1950, two days after the opening day of hunting season, so he had to get his deer first.

Because of his math skills, he got a construction job working on Highway 87 north of Great Falls for six months while they completed the project. Then he was on to Gildford to feed cattle for Art Rambo for the winter. His father-in-law hurt his back and needed help on the ranch, so it was back to Elliston to help on the ranch and work in the phosphate mine. Their son Chuck was born in March of 1952 while he was working on the ranch.

Avon was the next stop to work on the Davis ranch, where Walter worked for the winter. They had their son Don in March of 1953. After Don was born, they were off to the Fairfield bench where his dad had bought some land and wanted Walter to farm it for them.

1955 came along and they had their daughter, Virginia. The family was on the move again, to Gildford, to work for and then lease Russell Jackson’s land. In 1959 they made the move to Hingham and in 1967 he built their home in Hingham and purchased Russell’s land. Walter farmed, custom hauled and cut grain until he retired in 1996. He continued to help on the farm until 2017.

While living on the Hi-Line, Walter also served on the Hingham school board and the board of the Farmers Merchant Bank and the Wells Fargo Bank in Rudyard.

He and Lily Mae spent winters in Arizona and lived in their motorhome in Hingham in the summer months until 2020, when they moved back to Great Falls.

In his early years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing cards, going to the lake and camping with family and friends. As the family was moving on, his interests changed from fishing to golfing, hunting and following his grandkids. Walter was also an electrician, wiring many houses for family and friends. Walter was a builder also, making plows for tractors, machine trailers and grain augers out of old combines and tractors.

Walter bought their first motor home in ’73 and that started a string of motorhome purchases and enjoyable trips with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father, Walter; and mother, Ruby; brothers, Willis and Gerald Myers; and sister, Shirley.

Surviving Walter is his wife of 71 years, Lily Mae Myers; his three children, Chuck (Barb), Don (Verna) and Virginia Myers; grandchildren: Carmin (Joel) Sather with their children Gavin and Riley; Kari (Matt) Montgomery with their children, Cooper and Lilly; Jason (Jessica) Myers with their children, Madelyn, Brooke and Walter; Mandi (Dan) Rose with their children, Aidan, Gabrielle, Liam and Kira (Lane) Luscher; Holly (Chad) Pickering with their children, Kenzy, Cason and Cache; Casey (Pam) Vosen; Scott (Abbie) Myers with their children, Alexander and Oliver; Kelly (Breanna) Vosen with their children, Brody and Brighten; Chad (Brandi) Myers with their children, Champ George and Mox Myers.

 

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