Vera Jane "Janie" Myer, a long time resident of Downey, died in her home on Sunday January 16, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. She was eighty-five. Janie was married to James Myer for sixty-three years; together raising their children in their home on Muller St, which they purchased new in 1950 and never left.Janie was born on January 25, 1925 in Rivera, California, where she began her schooling at South Ranchito School. She moved on to Lynwood Junior High and Compton Junior College, where she was president of the Alpha Tau Sorority, and a member of the Tartarettes and Tomorrow's Secretaries. She then became the personal assistant to the commander of the Naval Fueling Annex in San Pedro, near the end of World War II. Janie was baptized on April 1, 1956, at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Downey, and God's love was evident in her passion for her family. Her unconditional love, unfailing assistance, good cheer and hopeful encouragement live on in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had only kind words for everyone and will be missed. Janie is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Jim; her sons, Ken and Glen Myer; her daughters, Sherry Morrison and Debra Myer; her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Friday January 21st at 9:00 am.
********** Published: January 13, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 39