Richard Myers

Aug. 16, 1954-Feb. 14, 2014

MyresRichard Leland Myers, an honorable man who lived with passion and love for his family and friends.

He was born in The Dalles, Oregon, on Aug. 16, 1954, to William (Bill) and Betty Myers.

The family resided in The Dalles, later moving to Nyssa, Oregon, where Rick attended Nyssa High School. He followed his grandfather’s (Lincoln Myers) footsteps and participated in wrestling. Rick lettered in the sport while at Nyssa High School.

After high school Rick moved to Portland, Oregon, to attend Portland State University.

He then moved to St. Helens and worked for Boise Cascade until retirement. He took pride in his work and performed at the highest standards with attention to the smallest details.

He married Barbara Duren of St. Helens in 1979. From this union they had three children. They later divorced.

One of Rick’s hobbies was attending concerts and volunteering at the Portland Blues Festival. He looked forward to his time with his friends and doting on his adored grandchildren.

He was an avid OSU fan but, during Christmas tree sales he would wear a U of O Duck shirt and an OSU hat so a potential customer would not be offended.

He leaves his family with more laughter than sorrow, more stories to tell and a community affected by a caring man.

Rick, your special kindness to those around you will forever be in our hearts.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by daughter, Katie (Tyler), son, Patrick (Kristen) and son, Jonathan (Ashley); grandchildren, Elainie, Emry, Haley Elizabeth and Jonathan James; brothers, Bill of Beaverton and Walter of St. Helens; and sister, Marci Dutcher of Palm Desert, California.

A wake is scheduled for Saturday March 1, at 2 p.m., at the Village Inn Banquet Room in St. Helens.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Cascade Blues Association, 2020 S.E. 7th, Portland, OR 97214 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.