Robert Leroy ‘Bob’ Meyers
A memorial service for Robert LeRoy “Bob” Meyers was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Ertel Memorial Chapel. Military honors were provided by Ute Mountain American Legion Post No. 75.
Bob was born the son of Isadore William and Minnie Ottilie (Goeglein) Meyers on Feb. 4, 1920, in Clyde, Colo. He passed away at Vista Grande Inn on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the age of 93.
On April 21, 1938, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bob married the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Sage, and they celebrated 75 years of marriage this year.
Bob proudly served his country as a Marine during World War II. He was a mucker operator, and according to him he was the best mucker operator there ever was. Bob worked on water diversion tunnels, and he had the privilege of working on the Eisenhower Tunnel. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 9. Since he worked in Greenland above the Arctic Circle, Bob became a member of the Blue Nose Society. Bob enjoyed walking, and he would use a walking stick, which he referred to as his horse. He was the instigator of many water fights. Bob loved to travel, go for drives in the mountains, camp and go on picnics. He always wanted to go to “camp” as this was where he was born and raised, and it held special meaning to him.
Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Meyers of Cortez; his sons, Robert I. Meyers and wife, Alice of Ellinwood, Kans., and Jerry L. Meyers and wife, Linda of Craig, Colo.; his daughter, Charmane Graham and husband, Robert of Dolores, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Isadore and Minnie Meyers; his infant son, Kenneth Edward Meyers; and his siblings, Alva Meyers, Elsie Knight, Myrtle McWilliams, Arthur Meyers, Leslie Meyers, Glenora Hobden, Kenneth Meyers, Barbara Brown, and Helen Myers.
Services were under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.