Shirley I. Myers, March 6, 1921 - April 14, 2018

Shirley I. Myers

Shirley Isabelle Myers, age 97 formerly of Eau Claire passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Madison, Wisconsin.

Shirley was born in 1921 to Ralph E. and Grace (McMahon) Evans at their farm home in the Town of Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire County. She attended the local Shaw School and graduated from Eau Claire Sr. High School with her twin brothers in 1938. After a year at the Eau Claire Vocational School, she was an office worker at U.S. Rubber Co. in Eau Claire until her marriage. On June 6, 1948 she was united in marriage to Lloyd W. Myers of the Town of Clear Creek, where they farmed and raised their family. In 1972, she returned to secretarial work, retiring from Uniroyal in 1985. She and her husband traveled quite extensively and in 1986 began spending the winter months at the Pan Am RV Park in San Benito, Texas which she continued to do after Lloyd’s death in May of 1993. She was especially appreciative of her friends and “family” at the park. Shirley enjoyed sewing, reading, cross-word puzzles and playing “500” with old and new friends at the L.E. Phillips Sr. Center in Eau Claire. She was happy to be able to spend many hours as a volunteer nurses’ aide at the local hospitals during and after World War II. 

She is survived by her children Mary Margaret (Stephen) Lang of Madison, Daniel (B. Ann) Myers of Jacksonville, FL and Carol (Clive) Brewis of Calgary, Alberta Canada; Grandchildren Jonathan of Madison, Andrew (Rachel) of Los Angeles, CA, Rochelle (Paul) of Necedah, WI, Jacob (Abby) of Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth (Michael) of Jacksonville, FL, Eric (Rachel) of Switzerland, Evan of Revelstoke, and Hilary of Vancouver, British Columbia. She is also survived by great grandchildren Taylor Marie, Paul Patrick Jr., Carter Lloyd and Vivian Daisy and her brother in law, Dale of Altoona, WI and his children Michael (Diane), Jeanie (Jerry) , Jackie (Doug) and great nephew Travis (Tina) in addition to other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, in laws (Clarence and Goldie), brother in law (Marvin), sister in law (Ruth) and her siblings (Delores (Ellis), Sylvia (Boyd), Beryl (Les), Ralph (Rosa), Richard (Harriet) and Lois.

A memorial service will take place at 11 am on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, S12166 Hillview Rd, Eleva, WI 54738with Pastor Jen Barnet officiating.  Memorial visitation will take place at the church on Saturday morning from 10 am until the time of service.  Inurnment will take place in the adjacent Union Cemetery in the Town of Clear Creek immediately following the memorial service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Shirley’s name to Pleasant Valley United Methodist Women’s Society for charitable works.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com. Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Condolences

  1. Jane Edson April 20, 2018

    I have known Shirley for many years when I played for the services at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. She was a loving person who did lots of things to help other people. One time when I was in rehab after a surgery, Shirley visited me and brought a beautiful lap quilt which she had made. That hangs on the end of my bed to warm my toes, and remind me of that special, dear lady. We all miss her!

  2. Lyla Markham Lahn April 18, 2018

    I am sorry for your loss. I remember your mother as a very kind woman even though I didn't know her well.

  3. Tim Broetzmann April 18, 2018

    We have been around the block a few times together and separate. Truly enjoyed working with you in the office at the Eau Claire Tire Plant. Now that I have retired in Wisconsin after many years elsewhere I can go to the Eleva Broiler Festival again.

  4. Barbara (Williams) Shannon April 18, 2018

    Mary Margaret, Dan & Carol;
    You probably don't even remember me, but my Mom, Mary Jane Deutscher Williams was a good friend of your Mom. They lived together at 310 1/2 Lake Street in Eau Claire before they got married and remained friends the rest of their lives. As a kid I remember going to visit your family on more than one occasion. My mom died in 2010 and while your Mom couldn't make it to the funeral, we talked on the phone then. She was a great lady and lived a long, full life. My sympathy to you all.

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