Myer

Norman L. Myers

Sept. 2, 1932 – Aug. 19, 2020

A celebration of the life of Norman Myers, 87-year-old Buffalo resident who went to paradise Wednesday at his home in Buffalo, will be held at Summit Church where he was a faithful member, at 11 a.m. on Aug. 29 with Pastor William Dunlap as the officiant. Visitation will be held just prior to the service at Summit Church from 9- 11 a.m., military graveside service will be held immediately following the service at Willow Grove Cemetery. Donations in Norman’s memory may be made to Summit Church or Samaritan Cup in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyoming 82834. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com 

Norman Lee Myers was born on Sept. 2, 1932 in Bedford, Indiana to Lee and Reta Myers. His parents divorced in 1934. Loving foster parents, Clyde and Stella Shields raised him through the Great Depression and WWII. During this time Norman was known as “Bud Shields,” having picked his own first name. After graduating from Medora High School in 1950, Norm enlisted in the United States Air Force and for the first time was required to use his legal/birth name. 

Norm had many interesting assignments while serving in the Air Force, including Alaska, inside the Arctic Circle at a radar early warning station; a 1958 Missile Engine Technician on Bomarc Missiles in Long Island, New York; Atlas Missile Technician, Minuteman I and II Missile Technician, Missile Instructor, and was given a special duty from the Pentagon serving in England, Germany and Athens, Greece. After 23 years, Norm retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1973.

During his earlier years in the Air Force, Norman was married and later divorced. This marriage produced three children, two daughters and a son. In 1970 he married the love of his life, Carolyn Louise and gained two daughters.

He is survived by daughters, Janie and her husband Jim Bell of Sydney, Montana, Tamara Garfield of Ham Lake, Minnesota, LeiLani and her husband Dennis of Sheridan, and Rebecca Wolf of Buffalo; and son James Alan and his wife Cyndi Myers of Scottsburg, Indiana; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren (with one more on the way). He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Carolyn, both sets of parents, one sister Norma and one brother Donald.