Leora A. Myers, 99, Sundance, Wyoming, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Crook County Memorial Nursing Home. Leora was born May 17, 1913, to John L and Delpha Rose (Marshall) Rogers at Elijah, Missouri, in Ozark County. She received her schooling in that county, graduating from high school in Gainesville, Missouri, in 1931. She acquired a teaching degree with a Teachers Training Course, attending summer sessions at the high school and taught two years in the rural school.
She met and married Paul Myers in 1937. They moved to Wyoming in 1938, where they bought and operated a ranch for 29 years. After their children were married and gone from home, they sold the ranch and moved to town. Leora kept the books for a business in Upton for five years, then moving to Sundance, where she worked in the Farm Bureau Office for eight years before retiring. She had many busy years while living on the ranch, gardening, sewing for the family and helping with the 4-H sewing projects. She canned and preserved a large amount of food for the winter months. She also ran many errands pertaining to the work of the ranch, was active in Farm Bureau, 4-H and community activities.
She did a great deal of oil painting after retiring, a work she truly enjoyed. She produced many paintings for her family and friends. Leora and Paul had two children, Billy D. Meyers and June Myers. Leora was a member of the Church of Christ and made it a major interest for its cause. Leora loved and cared for all people.
Leora is survived by her son, Billy (Betty) Myers, Sundance; daughter, June (Tom) Evans, Gillette, Wyoming; five grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, May 16, 1999; grandson, William Wilcox, November 16, 2004; three brothers and one sister. Leora was the oldest child in her family and outlived all of her siblings.
Funeral Services for Leora will be at 2 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012 at Church of Christ in Sundance. Burial will follow at Green Mountain Cemetery, Sundance.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts and Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be left at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com