Loa Darlene Myers Tyler, 82, passed away on September 25, 2021 after an extended illness. She was born on Monday, February 20, 1939 in Pocatello, Idaho and was the second child born to Norman and Hazel Myers. Loa had an older sister Melba, a younger brother Norman and two half-sisters, Rosemary and Joyce.
Loa lived her entire life in Pocatello and grew up in her family’s home on Wayne Avenue. She often said that she was not a tomboy, but in a neighborhood of mostly boys, she learned early to defend herself from their pranks and teasing. She attended schools in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1957.
It was during her senior year in high school when a blue-eyed former Navy man came calling and eventually caught her eye. While it might not have been love at first sight, Glenn persisted and they were engaged in December 1956. Yes, Loa was an engaged high school senior. They were married later that summer on July 19, 1957 in the Idaho Falls Temple and were one month shy of celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary when Glenn passed away in 2020.
Glenn and Loa eventually bought some property in the then-developing Monte Vista neighborhood in Pocatello and began building the home in which they would spend the rest of their lives. It was in that home that they raised their six children: Lesa Darlene, Corey Glenn, Jill Lynette, Daniel Todd, Greg Andrew and Jennifer Lynn.
Loa was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She especially enjoyed working with the youth and children in her ward. That love for kids was even evident as she was active in the Tendoy Elementary PTA during the years when her own children were attending there.
Loa and Glenn loved to get out and travel and especially loved Island Park. They took advantage of every opportunity they could when they were offered a week at a friend’s cabin near Pond’s Lodge. Loa often mentioned that she would love to spend her last days under a pine tree in Island Park reading a book with a cold six-pack of Coca Cola by her side. They also enjoyed spending time in the Sawtooths. They were able to spend time with their family camping at either Redfish or Stanley lakes. Stanley Lake was Loa’s favorite. Loa enjoyed the Sawtooths enough that she and Glenn would go and spend time sleeping on an air mattress in a tent long after most people would consider camping as a similar experience to a stay at Motel 6. Any time she could spend with her family was time well spent.
Loa was preceded in death by her parents, her son Greg, her sweetheart Glenn and all of her siblings. She is survived by her children Lesa, Corey (and his wife Vicki), Jill (Keith), Dan (Tracy) and Jennifer (Carl). She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the Alameda Stake Center, 930 E Alameda Rd, in Pocatello. A visitation is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N 15th Ave, in Pocatello and from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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