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Charles "Lindy" Myers

December 23, 1927 — May 1, 2023

Missoula

 

“The Lord saw that he was tired” and called Charles Lindberg (Lindy) Myers home, the evening of May 1st, 2023. Father, Grandfather, friend, Local Iron Worker, bridge builder extraordinaire, we were all so grateful to have had him with us for over 95 years.

Lindy Myers was born December 23th, 1927 shortly after the famous flight of Charles Lindbergh, a flight that so impressed the doctor who delivered him, the doctor submitted that name to the State of Idaho on his Birth Certificate. Unbeknown to his parents and family who had named and affectionately called him “Andy”! The local newspaper even announced that “Lindy” arrived to the household of Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Myers of Middleton, Idaho. Middleton’s first citizen to be named after the famous Colonel Charles Lindbergh.

Lindy joined an older sister Velma, and was followed by siblings Joan, Roberta, Duane, and Clint. Growing up in the lush valley in Middleton, Idaho. Lindy lettered in football and graduated from Middleton High School May 13, 1946.

On June 2nd, 1949 Lindy and his precious bride to be, Lola Mae Campbell, snuck away to be married in Winnemucca, Nevada with Lola’s Uncle as a witness. In July of 1950 they welcomed Connie Jean born in Idaho, followed by Tommy Lin, Clifford, Calvin Wade, Cheryl and Cindy, whom were all born in Montana.  Montana seemed to be a good fit for a growing family, as Lindy’s career in Iron Working began. After spending time in Helena and Great Falls, Frenchtown became their home in 1963, moving to their own acreage on Houle Creek in 1969, where they remained for the next 47 years.

Lindy and his family enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and exploring the great outdoors. Many adventures where with longtime friends Jim & Irene Newton and family, and brother Clint & Lois Myers and family.

Lindy worked hard to provide for his family, teaching them how the land can provide for them through fishing, hunting, farming and milling. He always took pride in what his children did; they will never forget how much he believed in each of them.

In 1984 after the death of their daughter Cheryl, Lindy and Lola became members of, first, the Frenchtown Community Church and later the Lolo Community Church. They were both baptized in the river near Clearwater Junction in 1996. Both Lindy and Lola were supporters of Camp Utmost and Camp Elhoim, where Lola would cook and Lindy would help to build on many of the cabins. Much of the lumber used at the camps was milled on Lindy’s mill, with help from other church members.

Lindy had a long and successful career as an Iron Worker. He was a talented welder, blacksmith, woodcutter and inventor of many things.  After retirement in 1988, he was able to spend more time with his grandchildren teaching them the stewardship of the land.

Lola passed away January 27th, 2017 at the Village Health Care in Missoula, the same place Lindy would join her from, 6 years later. Lindy remained at the family home until 2019 when he moved to the Clark Fork Riverside in Missoula. Lindy was often seen climbing the stairs with his sturdy hand carved walking stick. In April of 2022 a fall caused him to make a move to assisted living. Although his vision was very poor, he loved all his caregivers very much and recognized them by their voice. He became a very big fan of books for the blind and was a ferocious listener.

Lindy is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse “Pete” & Alta (Hulbert) Myers, sisters Velma Anderson and Roberta Thomas, brothers Duane and Clinton Myers, sons Tommy Linn and Clifford, daughter Cheryl Clark, daughter-in-law Kathy (Calvin) and Granddaughter Jackie Wall. He is survived by his sister Joan Endicott of Idaho, daughters Connie (Larry) Wall of Batavia, Illinois, and Cindy (Floyd) Waymire of Heron, MT. Son, Calvin Wade (Trish) of Frenchtown, daughter in law Doris Carlson of Middletown, NY and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Services for Lindy will be held on Saturday, May 6th at the Lolo Community Church, 11897 Lewis Clark Drive, Lolo, MT. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Rocky Mountain Bible Mission at 1515 Fairview Ave, Suite 200, Missoula, MT 59801 for the benefit of Camps Elohim and Utmost. Condolences for Lindy’s family may be left at www.sunsetfuneralhomecemetery.com

            Lindy, Dad, Grandpa, you will be missed by many people and remembered by many as they travel over the bridges you help build. Rest in peace, enjoy the scenery and your beloved Montana Mountains, as you can see clearly now.

 

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