Boise, Idaho – John A Myers, born on February 28, 1940, to Tren and Marie Myers in Gooding, ID, died at the age of 82 on January 7, 2023. He was the third child and only son, having three sisters: Jean, Rosa Lee, and Marilyn. His legacy lives on through his wife, 8 children, 22 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Growing up in Gooding, ID, John was active his whole life, as he was involved in sports, the outdoors, and building with his father. Working was a way of life for John, as he started working at the age of 12. He graduated high school and went to the University of Idaho for college.
While working in San Francisco during summer break, he met and married Kathryn Anne Carmichael on June 19, 1963. John graduated in Finance and Economics from the University of Idaho in 1963. His first daughter, Karyn Lisa, was born in Moscow in 1964. After graduating, John worked as a stockbroker in Santa Barbara, CA, and New York City. His son, Michael Stephen, was born in Santa Barbara in 1969.
John and Kathryn moved back to Gooding in 1974 to work with his brother-in-laws at T.A. Myers Construction, Inc. After getting divorced, years later, he re-married the love of his life, Loretta May Woolley, on July 1, 1978. He inherited 6 more children that he loved like his own: Grant, Pamela, Mark, Todd, Jennifer, and Jason. John worked as a journeyman mason, Gooding County Clerk, and owned and operated Spudland Video and Gifts with Loretta. They relocated to Boise 25 years ago, where he continued to work and serve in the construction industry. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His favorite calling was the door greeter so that he could hand out Jolly Ranchers and make everyone feel welcomed and loved as they walked in.
Upon retiring, John became a full-time grandpa to his grandchildren and the friends and family go-to fix-it man. He was proud to be an Eagle Scout and taught all his sons, grandsons, and local youth in the area the basics of being a boy scout and man of honor. John had a passion for the mountains, fishing in the backcountry of Idaho, woodworking, and making all his favorite daughters and granddaughters feel loved. John had a love for life that radiated any room.
Preceded in Death by: Tren A Myers, Mildred Marie Myers, Iris Jean (Bob) Harkins, and Marilyn Sue (George) Low
Survived by: Rosa Lee (Paul) Rose, Loretta May Myers, Dennis Grant Summers, Pamela Joy (John) Gough, Mark Alan (Smaranda) Summers, Todd Carl (Joslyn) Summers, Karyn Lisa (Derrick) Myers, Michael Stephen (Danna) Myers, Jennifer Lois (Kevin) Kunz, Jason Donovan Summers and nieces and nephews
Funeral services to honor, remember, and celebrate John will be held Monday, January 16, 2023. The viewing is at 10am, with services starting at 11am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 3700 South Maple Grove Road, Boise. A graveside service will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding, ID, at 2:30 pm.