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In Memory of
Chuck Myer

(Class of 1971)


Personal Info/Bio

We welcome all who wish to join us in a Celebration of Life for Chuck this coming Saturday, September 13, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento, at 10:30 AM,  Pastor Faith Whitmore presiding, followed by a lunch reception. The service will feature much music, the telling of Chuck's life story by his good friend Pastor Don Fado, and a musical picture tribute.

Obituary for Chuck Myer

Written by: Becky Goodwin (wife)  10028 River Mist Way; Rancho Cordova, CA 05670


cremation services by Simple Traditions; 6825 Fair Oaks Blvd; Carmichael, CA 95608

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April 4, 1954 – September 6, 2008

At age 54, Chuck Myer died peacefully at home in Rancho Cordova after a valiant three-year journey with cancer. He was a warm, witty, and gregarious “vortex man” who will be missed by all who knew him in his many affiliations, passions and career moves.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 23 years, Becky Goodwin, their children Holly (20) and Tim (13), his mother Florence Myer of Walnut Creek, his brother Dale Myer and niece Alison Myer of Concord, and many relatives and in-laws across the country. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Julie Myer in 1989, and his father Carl Myer in 1992.

Chuck graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in City Planning, and had careers in city government, church administration, and writing. He was an avid reader, musician, art docent, actor, humorist, history buff and more. He was a columnist for several publications, notably the Gilroy Dispatch from 1981-1990, the Sacramento Bee/Neighbors from 1996 to 2002, and most recently, the Arden Carmichael News until his illness led him to hospice care.

After decades of writing for communities and causes, in 2007 he penned his own memoir, Melanoma Melodrama, a chronicle of his cancer experience and reflections on life. A gentle man who longed for peace and justice on earth, he was fond of saying, “We only have time for love.”

All were welcomed to a memorial service to be held on Saturday, September 13, at 10:30 AM, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Mark’s Way, Sacramento. Approximately 500 people attended.

Gifts in memory may be made to Family Promise of Sacramento for ministry with homeless families, or to the United Methodist Church of Rancho Cordova for the prayer garden project.

Please sign the guest book: which will be published later for Chuck's family.