Charles Whitney (Whit) Myers, my daddy, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and uncle, and the friendliest, happy-go-lucky guy you could ever know, returned home to his Heavenly Father and into the welcoming arms of his loving wife and sweetheart, Erma, April 29, 1996, at the age of 83, in Tooele, Utah.
Whit was born July 25, 1912 in Riverton, Utah to Charles Fredrick Myers and Annie May Butterfield Myers. He was one of nine children.He married his eternal companion, Erma Jacobson December 20, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him to Heaven September 29, 1995.
He is survived by his daughter, Joan Myers Ralston (Charles A. Ralston) of Sandy; three grandchildren, Deborah Joan Barbury of Sandy; Matthew J. Smith (Mike) of Draper; and Charles Gregory Smith of St. George; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. Whit knew every peak and valley along the Wasatch Front tending flocks of sheep with his only companions being his horse and trusted sheep dog. Whit and Erma moved to Tooele in 1943. He made many, many friends over the years with his cheerful, outgoing personality while working for Steadman's Service Station. He retired in 1977 and devoted the remainder of his life to his family. He also spent many, many hours nurturing his beautiful garden which he shared with everyone. He will always be remembered for his special warmth and kindness. He was a perfect husband, grandfather and great-grandfather. His name describes him well. He was very WITTY. Although he was small in stature, he had a big heart, and it would take a mighty great man to fill his boots.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4, 1996, at 11 a.m, at the Tooele Stake Center, 253 South 200 East. Family and friends may call at Tate Mortuary, 110 So. Main Street, on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Interment, Tooele City Cemetery.
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