Joseph (Joe) John Myers was born in Northampton, Mass., on Dec. 11, 1944. He unexpectedly passed away on Feb. 25, 2016, at his home in McKinleyville, leaving behind his wife, Madeline Myers; daughter, Lyra Myers; brother, George Myers; stepsons, Todd and Sean Curry, and many more friends and family.
Soon after high school graduation, Joe headed west by way of Alaska, settling in the San Francisco Bay area and, later. Northern California.
He was a skilled artisan, creating and restoring beautiful stained glass windows and lamps on display in homes, museums, churches and even a casino. An avid gardener, Joe graduated with a degree in horticulture from Merritt College in Oakland and became a Master Gardener through UC Berkeley Extension. His garden was his continuous canvas.
We are thankful for all the beauty he created and shared during his lifetime, and grateful for that which he has left behind for so many to enjoy.
He lived a life filled to the brim, but for those of us left behind, he left too soon, taking with him his flamboyant use of adjectives!
There will be a celebration of his life in the spring. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Food For People, The Food Bank for Humboldt County, 307 West 14th St., Eureka, CA, 95501.