H. Wyone Kelly Myler passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018, with her sweetheart of 69 years, Douglas Myler, at her side. Also present were numerous family members.
Wyone was born to Robert Eugene and Cloe Hunter Kelly on February 22, 1933. Her family resided in Rockland but chose to travel to the American Falls hospital for the birth. When Mom was 9 years old the family moved to Pocatello where she attended school, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1951.
At age 16 Mom met the love of her life at a dance at the Deleta Skating Rink and Dance Hall. At the time, the Deleta, which is still in use today, hosted Saturday night dances. They were later married on May 29, 1951, Dad’s 18th birthday.
Dad had joined the Ironworkers Union several years before their marriage, and not long after, the couple purchased a very small trailer and spent most of the next 7 years traveling all over the Western United States where Dad worked on large structural steel projects. In 1952 Linda was born, followed by Terry in 1954. Terry and Linda both traveled with Mom and Dad for a few years, but Mom knew immediately that traveling the country with two young kids was going to get old very fast, so the couple purchased a building lot at 556 Randolph and started digging the basement for their new home. They worked on it for 9 years when they were between travels and funds were available and finished it free of debt, which would be a source of pride for both of them on all three of the houses they built.
Wyone is survived by her husband, her children: Linda Myler Palmer Bleazard Walker of Blackfoot and recently from Rexburg; Terry Myler (Julie), West Jordan, Utah; Jerold Myler (Shauna), Pocatello; Anne Myler Preston (Sam), Blackfoot, Idaho. Mom is also survived by her 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren who will miss her very much.
Wyone was a tremendous wife, mother, and homemaker. She was largely responsible for Dad learning how to read at age 40 when she spent many hours reading with him and encouraging him to attend ISU continuing education to earn his GED. Her house was nearly always spotless. I remember many days spent doing “Fall” or “Spring” cleaning, which essentially meant everything was taken out of each room and cleaned, and the walls and shelves were scrubbed. Then everything was put back in each room. Heaven forbid that anyone step on her freshly raked green shag carpet back in the 70s! As a mother she was always ready to bandage a cut, scratch a back, or add a kind word, or suggest a health remedy. She was not a pharmacist but she thought she was one! Hundreds if not thousands of hours were spent attending her children’s and grandchildren’s events.
Service to the Lord and her fellow-man defined Mom’s life. She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a personal relationship with her Savior, Jesus Christ. Despite the many physical ailments and tremendous pain that plagued her throughout most of her adult life, she never abandoned her faith. She faithfully served as Relief Society President, President of the “Special Needs Primary” (A job she really loved), Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Sunday school and Primary Teacher and any other calling she received. Mom also served her fellow-man in positions outside the Church, Neighborhood Watch and the PTA being just two of the organizations she was passionate about.
Mom had many other interests. She was a talented pianist and organist who played both for her own church and for other denominations. She was an avid gardener. We always enjoyed the fresh vegetables and flowers that she grew. Mom loved to play Pinochle. Her and her friend Lois Monson, organized a pinochle club that existed for over 30 years. Mom loved her grandchildren and made sure that each of them received a card and a gift every year. She also put on an annual Easter egg hunt which was highlight of the year for the year for the grandkids.
Mom, you lived a great life devoted to your Family and Savior. We love you, we miss you and we know we will see you again! We don’t think it was a coincidence that you died 3 days before Easter.
We wish to thank Dr. Travis Nielsen, his Nurse Sadie, and the entire staff at the Monte Vista Hills Skilled Nursing facility for the compassionate care they provided Mom and the family during the last weeks of her life.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11 am in the Alameda LDS 8th Ward, 930 E. Alameda St., Pocatello. Family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 pm in the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, and 1 hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery, Rockland, Idaho. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com