Dr. Allen R. Myers, 71, of Pueblo, CO, passed away November 16, 2011.
Dr. Myers was born November 11, 1940 in Carmi, IL, son of the late Allen and Beth (Setser) Myers.
Allen graduated from Manatee High in Bradenton, FL in 1958. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Florida in 1962 and his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in 1966. He interned in the U.S. Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL before reporting to the Naval Aero Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL, where he completed his flight surgeon training in 1968. He was Lt. Commander Medical Corps, US Navy on board the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet where he served as the flight surgeon during the Vietnam War.
In 1974, he joined the Roswell Medical Clinic and enjoyed serving the community for many years. Later moving to Colorado in 1996, he joined the Southern Colorado Clinic in urgent care and later practiced medicine at the Veterans Administration Clinic in Pueblo.
Allen was a self-taught, accomplished wildlife and landscape artist. He had a great love and appreciation for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, skiing, boating and traveling. Allen was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pueblo.
He is survived by his wife, Beth O. Myers; four children, Brent E. (Tama) Myers of Cumming, GA, Blair S. (Kelli) Myers of Nashville, TN, Melissa (Josh) Loftis of Minneapolis, MN and Meredeth (Bart) Murr of Charlotte, NC; and eight grandchildren, Barrett, Allison, Erin, Molly, Jack, Wesley, Anna Blair and Andrew. Allen is also survived by his two sisters, Charlene Shirley and Sharon (Guy) Mauldin and nieces Tracy (Tim) Johnson and Pam Wiley and nephews Brian (Susan) Wiley, Matthew Mauldin and Jeff Galloway.
In addition to his parents, Allen is preceded in death by his nephew, Jay Wiley and niece, Shelly Galloway.
A visitation will be held at Northside Chapel on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 5 pm-8 pm. The memorial service will be at 11 am on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Northside Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at . Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Allen's memory to First United Methodist Church through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. , Roswell/Alpharetta, 770/645-1414.