Charles R Myers

Died: Tue., Jun. 27, 2017


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 03, 2017
Location: Burns Mortuary

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jul. 08, 2017
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Charles Richard Myers 70, of Pendleton passed away on June 27, 2017.  A Memorial Service will be held at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton on July 8th, 2017 at 1:00. Sign the on-line condolence at

Born on August 21, 1946 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to James and Mary (Phillips) Myers. Chuck joined two sisters and one brother. His parents were divorced when Chuck was about 10 at which time he began alternating his time between Springfield, Oregon, Kansas, and New Mexico.  He enjoyed fishing on the Schermerhorn River and pinecone hunting with his family. He was always in tune with the outdoors and even had a squirrel come and go from his homestead in Kansas.

After attempting to join the Navy at 16 Chuck was sent back to complete high school where he graduated in 1965 from Springfield High School.  Once he was able to enlist, his 23 year career with the United States Navy took him all over including two tours in Vietnam, serving on multiple ships; YR-71, USS Hoel (DDG-13) and USS Sacramento (AOE-1) just to name a few. Making the status of Chief 12 years into his time with the Navy was a very proud moment for Chuck and his family.  He was awarded this honor while crossing the Equator. He retired as a Senior Chief.

He met his wife of 47 years in San Francisco at an Acey Duecey club while she was in town visiting her sister where he was stationed.  They were married on July 16, 1970 in Redmond, Oregon. They welcomed two sons and the family traveled among various duty stations living 4 years in each location of San Diego, Bremerton and Corpus Christi.  They enjoyed camping and fishing together.

Chuck had a passion for many different things but wasn’t known to complete all projects he started.  He enjoyed working on restoring a 1947 Jeep Willys. He loved old twangy country music, leatherwork and spending time with his family.

In 2009 Chuck fell ill to polycystic kidneys – leading to many stays in the hospital along with a kidney transplant. 

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents and sister Gail Menacho.

He is survived by his wife; Klynn (Harris) Myers, sisters: Carol MacDonald and Jimmie Cole; and brother Nick Myers; children; James Myers and Christopher Myers of Pendleton: grandchildren: Baylee, Kaden, Cody and Tiffany along with multiple nieces and nephews.

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   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
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