Donald Myers, a lifelong resident of Wyoming, passed on to the big meeting in the sky, on
September 22 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wy after losing a brave and strong fight
with cancer, Cremation has taken place.
He was born February 3, 1958, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Jack and Gladys. He was the second
child of four children. Don graduated from East High School in 1976. He worked as an auto
mechanic for several dealerships and auto repair shops in Cheyenne. He attended Laramie
County Community College later in life and graduated with an associate degree in engineering
technology. He worked at the college for 15 years as the sole audio-visual technician. He was
often heard proudly saying he helped the college enter the 21 century by bringing in advanced
audio visual technology for the school. He was also proud of his accomplishment of installing the
first Smartboard in a classroom in the State of Wyoming at Laramie County Community
College. He later worked for Rug Doctor for several years and had many friends around the
Don was an avid hunter and fisherman. His greatest hunting passion was elk hunting. He could
always be found somewhere on the Snowy Range during October enjoying his passion for
hunting. He was also an avid fisherman and could be found during the warmer months on
stream, river, or lake trying his luck. He loved the outdoors and especially the mountains. He
believed that God visited him there while he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. One of his
goals in life was to teach his children to enjoy the great benefits of living in Wyoming.
Don was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous 30 years. He served the fellowship in many
capacities, but his favorite service was to go to his Friday night home group and share his
experience, strength and hope with those who cared to listen. Don passed away with his number
one goal in life completed. Dying sober and finally being recovered from the deadly disease of
Don was a volunteer firefighter serving with Fire Districts 5 and 6. When his pager went off,
Don would drop whatever he was doing and rushed to the station to answer the call. When he
was asked why he became a fire fighter he stated because he could. He also served as an EMT
with the Pine Bluffs Ambulance Service. He finally had to give up both because of his health yet
was always seen looking down the street at the trucks to see who was answering the call.
Finally, Don's biggest love was his family and many friends. He loved his wife unconditionally
and considered her more than a wife. She was his companion and best friend. Don admired his
wife and was heard many times by friends saying she was his rock of Gibraltar. He loved his
wife more than he loved himself.
He loved his daughter Lexie and was always concerned with her well-being. He deeply loved
his two sons Donny and JD; he enjoyed their company all the time. Don also had a stepson Jed
who he admired and loved as his own. Don watched and helped Jed grown into a fine young
man. He loved hunting and fishing with them and was proud of their willingness to learn and try
new things. He also cherished his many friends. Many times, he was found talking to them just
because he could.
Don is survived by his wife Emma of Pine Bluffs his only daughter Lexie, (Nathanal) of Iowa,
his two sons, Donny and JD and stepson Jed His Mother Gladys Smith, Cheyenne, WY One
sister, Cindy Ford Jo Springfield, MO. two brothers, Jack Jr. Conyers, GA and Vern Myers
He was preceded in death by his Father, Jack Myers, Conyers GA and grandparents.
He proudly chose to have Fire District 5 and 6 as honorary pall bearers He asked that instead of
Flowers people consider making a donation to the memorial fund that has been set up for the family at Farmers State Bank in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.