Baker City, 1926-2020
Glenn Ray “Dutch” Myers, 93, a longtime Baker City resident, died Feb. 1, 2020, at his residence in Meadowbrook Place with his son, Shane Myers, at his side.
A celebration of his life will be planned at a later date.
Dutch was born on Feb. 21, 1926, to Cope Laury and Georgia Delila Myers at Baker where he attended school and grew up alongside five brothers.
Dutch was drafted into World War II on Feb. 1, 1944, and returned home in May of 1946 after receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy.
Shortly after returning, he went to work for the Oregon Lumber Co. One year later he met and married Thelma Jean Thornton on Aug. 30, 1947. Shortly after marrying they began to raise a family and moved to Seattle where he worked at Boeing for seven years.
They returned to Baker and raised eight children and two grandchildren. Over the years he worked as a carpenter for various construction companies, and later worked as a self-employed carpenter and concrete finisher until becoming disabled.
Dutch had a passion for hunting and fishing especially when it was with his kids, grandkids, brothers and friends. He took great pride in his sons and grandsons becoming great hunters and fishermen.
He was known as one of the best fishermen around and loved sharing his knowledge with others about anything that had do with the outdoors. He was always ready to tell a good story. Mushroom picking was another love of his. He especially loved the times he and his wife, Thelma, would go picking together at their special spot.
He also truly enjoyed spending time in the mountains picking mushrooms with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them things and talking about olden days as they tried teaching him about the new ways of the world. Dutch was well known and touched the lives of many. He had a big heart and throughout the years helped many others.
“May he not be forgotten,” family members said. “He is loved and will be greatly missed.”
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Thelma Jean Myers; parents, Cope and Georgia Myers; brothers, Cope Jasper, Fred Freeman, Norman Lyle and David William; half siblings, Ralph Weaver, Harry Weaver and Mable and Ruth Weaver.
Survivors include his children, Dennis R. Myers, Glenda J. Myers, Steven R. Myers, Ronda T. White, Timothy A. (Ellie) Myers, Tina P. Johnson, Teresa G. Chase and Shane M. Myers; numerous grandchildren, great -grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; his brother, Carl Delano; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Creating Memories (giving children a chance to get out and hunt or fish, no matter their ability) through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com