John Robert Myers
October 1, 1973 - July 26, 2011
John Robert Myers, born Oct. 1, 1973 in Chandler, Ariz., passed away July 26, 2011 from a heart attack at home in Payson, Ariz.
He graduated from Queen Creek High School and J.O. Combs Elementary in Queen Creek, Ariz., and attended Chandler-Gilbert Community and Mesa Community Colleges, studying engineering and computers. He also graduated from Teen Challenge of Arizona, a faith-based drug and alcohol abuse program. While in Teen Challenge John learned how to deal with life’s problems by applying God’s Word to his life. One scripture he most liked was Psalm 91:1, “He who dwells in the secret place of the most high, Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Mr. Myers worked for Motorola and Tempe Union High School District in the Mesa and Tempe areas.
He lived in Payson for the past three years and worked for Mazatzal Casino as a technician and recently worked at Walmart in the electronics department.
He loved hiking, riding ATVs on the area’s beautiful forest trails. He loved to be challenged — power lifting was his passion. He and his good friend, Brett Thornton, did their workouts and lifting at Payson Athletic Club. Mr. Myers’ favorite event was the dead lift.
He is survived by his daughter, Jacelyn Ann Bowen-Myers; best friend, Tiffany Bowen; and parents, Robert and Linda Myers of Payson. Also surviving are three sisters and their families, Diane (Thom) Martin and their daughters, Alexandra Martin, Lily Martin and Sophie Martin of Simi Valley, Calif.; Melody (Steve) Sieckmann and their son, Samuel Sieckmann of Chandler, Ariz.; Amy Jo (Tim) Estadt and their daughters, Sabrina Estadt and Claire Estadt of Mesa, Ariz.; many aunts and uncles and cousins — one of whom, Paul Myers, was like a brother to him and always there for him.
A Celebration of Life with a potluck is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Rumsey Park Ramada 4.
“We will see you soon John,” writes his family.