James Paul Myers

July 30, 2022

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James Paul Myers left the planet on Saturday, July 30, 2022 to join the Universal flow. His spirit is carried on by his two children, one grandchild, one surviving sibling and his wife, Barbara.

Jim and Barbara were born in Randolph County, West Virginia. Jim was a star athlete, basketball and football primarily, but went to university on an academic scholarship. He completed his undergraduate studies at West Virginia University and his Masters Degree in Forestry at Penn State University.

Upon graduation from Penn State, Jim and Barbara moved to California where Jim worked for the United States Forest Service in the Stanislaus National Forest. After seven years of service, Jim accepted another job as a State Forest Management Forester with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry. Just before retiring from the DCNR, Jim started B&J Christmas Tree Farm with his friend Bud. It was a thriving business in Lock Haven, PA for many years.

Jim was a dedicated outdoorsman and fisherman. He was an avid reader and music buff who sang and played the guitar. Jim had an interest in and ability to discuss everything from arts and science to geography and the natural world. There was a brilliance to his innate charm and wonderment. “Amazing,” he would say. Amazing, “indeed.” We miss him and love him dearly.

Memorial contributions ~ Jim worked for the United States Forest Service for 30+ years. He was passionate about forest management and conservation. Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to National Forest Foundation, the official non-profit partner of the United States Forest Service, in the following ways:

Donation by mailed check

Payable to: National Forest Foundation

  •                                 Mail to: National Forest Foundation
  •                                  Bldg 27, Ste 3, Fort Missoula Rd
  •                                  Missoula, MT 59804

Please send a note with the donation: General Support in Memory of James Myers. Please notify the Myers Family of my donation.

Donate Online

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Under the amount click the check box next to “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” . This will allow you to create a dedication and send it to James’ Family.

Donation by Phone

Call: 406.542.2805
If you get the answering machine, please leave a message and the call will be returned as soon as possible.

The family request that you do not send flowers.   If you would like to support the family. please consider donating to the National Forest Foundation in Jim's name.   For donations, please see the information above.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Paul Myers, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for James

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