Edwin Clare Myers Jr.

December 25th, 1927July 7th, 2021

Edwin Clare Myers, Jr. (“Ed”) died peacefully and with his children by his side on July 7, 2021 in Louisville, Colorado. He lived most of his life in Boulder after growing up in a small mining community in southern Colorado before settling in Boulder.

Growing up on “the Hill” in Boulder, he played sports during his youth and loved both baseball and football. He was the starting quarterback of the 1943 State Champion Boulder High football team. He loved getting together with teammates over the years and sharing their collective memories of that time in Boulder. Ed attended school at the University of Colorado after high school but left to serve his country in the Korean War from 1946-1952 as a member of the United States Marines Corps. Upon his return, Ed worked with Boulder Curb and Walk. He met his wife of 48 years Barb at the Sink restaurant on “the Hill” in Boulder and they were married shortly thereafter. He later joined the U.S. Postal Service and worked there in a variety of roles until his retirement.

While married, Ed and Barb would go to Las Vegas frequently and to Blackhawk. They also traveled with a close group of friends to Mexico many times until Barb passed in 2003. They also traveled extensively in the U.S. and had a trip of a lifetime to China. Ed was fortunate to travel with part of his family to Italy, Scotland and Ireland and also made numerous trips with his daughter and son in law to Las Vegas over the years. 

Ed loved sports and was an avid follower of the CU Buffs, Broncos, Rockies, Avalanche and the Chicago Cubs. While the television medium improved every year, he would prefer to listen to the Rockies or the Buffs on the radio. He was also an avid reader of fictional works and had a life-long interest in the Civil War.

Ed was active in the Boulder chapter of the Elks organization for many years and met many great friends there. His memory for people and faces was always a strength and it was hard to go anywhere that he didn’t know someone. He also benefited from his son Steve’s love of movies, which they watched frequently after his wife Barb passed away. They were also known to become quite adamant while watching any CU sports team on TV. He was known for his quick wit, love of family and his support of all throughout their lives.

Ed is survived by his children, Michael and his spouse Suzan, Kim and her spouse Matt (Maras) and son Steve. He is also survived by his grandchildren Sarah and her spouse Kiernan (Maletsky) and David; great grandchildren Evangeline and Lewis and his brother Ron. He was proceeded in death by his wife Barb; his sister Betty Joe, and his parents Lucille and Edwin. 

Services

A celebration of his life will be held at Michael’s house on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 at 1001 Lincoln Avenue in Louisville. Friends and family are invited. A military service at Ft. Logan will be held on August 9, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to TRU Community Care or the American Cancer Society are encouraged.

Cemetery

Fort Logan National Cemetery

Location

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Church

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