MISSOULA - Roy William Meyers passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, just a few hours short of his 91st birthday.
He was born on Oct. 7, 1914 in Bowdle, S.D., and moved to Harlowton in 1931.
On June 30, 1935, he married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Ellen Martin in Harlowton. The couple moved to Missoula in 1936 after Roy took a job with the new Montana Flour Mill opening here. He worked at the mill and the feed plant for over 44 years, with 35 of those years as general manager.
Roy was a lifelong member of the Elks Club. He and Margaret were members of St. Anthony Parish since 1936. They were loyal Griz fans! Roy served two terms as the first chairman of the Missoula County Fair Board. He was also involved in the re-opening of Loyola High School in 1956.
In his leisure time, Roy enjoyed hunting and fishing. His full-time hobby was herding the livestock and mending the fences at the Maloney Ranch in Miller Creek, owned by his longtime friend Dan Maloney.
Roy was preceded in death by his wife Margaret in 2001 and youngest son John in 2000.
He is survived by sons Bob and wife Jan Meyers of Helena, and Gene and wife Christy of Missoula; daughter-in-law Linda Meyers (widow of John) of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Anthony Parish with a reception to follow in the parish center.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Loyola Sacred Heart High School Foundation, 300 Edith St., Missoula MT 59801; or to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation, P.O. Box 80807, Billings MT 59108.
Arrangements are under the direction of Garden City Funeral Home.