Porter Robert Dewitt Myers, 87, 2365 Fourth St., a longtime Baker resident, died Tuesday, March 31, 1981, at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. The Rev. Leora Sharp of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Myers was born on July 9, 1893, in Franklin, N.C., to Jasper Tennessee and Maggie Jennie Keyes Myers. His family moved to Oregon about 1903. They lived on a small acreage about a mile east of Mount Hope Cemetery, where his father operated a blacksmith shop.
Mr. Myers was engaged in farming early in his life. He also worked at the White Pine Sawmill and at Mount Hope Cemetery. He drove a milk truck for several years for the old creamery on Auburn Ave. He picked up cream and milk in the lower Powder Valley.
He also worked as a mechanic for the major garages in Baker and owned a repair shop just before his retirement.
He attended Baker schools. He was married to Myrtle Ann Collins of Wallowa on Dec. 17, 1917. She preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1961.
Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Geils Martin of Richland, Virginia Lavelle Martin of Toledo and Nora LaDon Crisp of Pine Tops, N.C.; a son, Robert of Yakima, Wash.; a sister, Carrie Brown of Longview, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, three brothers, a son and a grandson.
The family suggests a memorial contribution to the St. Elizabeth Nursing Home Activities Fund through Grays West and Co. Pioneer Chapel.
Baker Democrat Herald – – April 2, 1981.