Obituary of Julanne Marie Myers
OUR BELOVED - JULANNE MARIE MYERS
Julanne Marie (Andersen) Myers, our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother “Nanny”, sadly passed away on April 15, 2023 in Blachly, Oregon, surrounded by her adoring family and with the sounds, sights and smells of her happy home. She was 76.
She died of hematogenous osteomyelitis, an incurable septic infection in her bones and blood, which was due to a year long struggle of unsuccessfully healing from a partial hip replacement in February 2022.
Julanne was born on May 2, 1946 in Wallace, ID to her parents, Lyle and Violet Andersen, where her father worked in the mines after World War II. She and her family were from Coeur d’Alene, ID and moved to Eugene, OR in 1957. As a family, they loved the outdoors, from the coast to the cascades, rock hounding, camping, fishing and hunting. Julanne was a granddaughter, both maternal and paternal, to Norwegian immigrants that came to America in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Julanne graduated from South Eugene High School in 1964. She was very involved with her school, she was a good friend, a great student, she won many Spelling Bee’s and was a baton twirler in the SEHS marching band. Julanne loved her cars, her Junior and Senior year of high school, she had a 57 Chevy. It was Julanne’s class of 1964, who started the famous “Gut”. A scene right out of the movie Graffiti.
Julanne was preceded in death by her parents Lyle and Violet Andersen of Junction City, OR and her brother Larry Andersen of Tualatin, OR.
Julanne is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Arnold Ross Myers from Blachly, OR. They have three children, Kimberly Wylie (married Todd Wylie) Eugene, OR, Kristofer Myers (married Dawn Hale) Blachly, OR and Kelly Adams (married Pete Adams) Camas, WA. They have a foster daughter, Toni Childs (married Shawn Childs) Molalla, OR.
Julanne and Arnold have seven grandchildren, Casey Giorgio (married Anthony Giorgio), Shelby Fountain (married Keaton Carter-Fountain), Brandon Wylie (married Amy Hunter), Dakota Myers (married Callie Yahn), Dalton Myers (married Hallie Drago), Taylor Adams (a U.S. Navy Officer) and Nathan Adams (student at Boise State University). They have six great grandchildren, Deegan (5) and Walker (2) Myers, Evelynn (3) and Jake (2) Fountain, Hunter Wylie (1) and Wyatt Giorgio (who was just born on May 2, 2023, which is Julanne’s birthday).
Julanne is also survived by her sister Doreen Johnson (married to Ben Johnson) Junction City, OR. They have four children (Jason Johnson, Jennifer Leibersbach, Kristin Copeland and Bethany Aguilera) and they have nine grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers children, Tyler Andersen (wife Tawnya and son Jay) Lake Oswego, OR and Tracie Andersen, Springfield, OR.
Julanne and Arnold met in Eugene, OR in the spring of 1964 and were married on December 27, 1964, in Eugene, OR. Arnold joined the U.S. Marine Corp. in 1964. He was a 1st Sargent and an aviation mechanic in the Vietnam War. After marrying, they lived in both North and South Carolina. They moved back home to Eugene, OR in 1968 after the birth of their first child and when Arnold’s service was completed. While in the service, Julanne and Arnold got to do some traveling around the USA, which was fun for a small-town newlywed couple. They even drove to New York, NY in 1964 to see the World’s Fair. Then In their brand-new 67 “black” El Camino, they drove Route 66 to South Carolina and took the Northern route back home. They lived in Eugene and Springfield until they then moved back to Arnold’s home town of Blachly, OR in 1975, where they raised their children and helped run the Myers family legacy farm.
Julanne worked for Bi-Mart at the 18th and Chambers store in Eugene, OR from 1965 – 1975. She became an amazing farmers wife and mother, this was no easy task and required a lot of determination and hard work. Not to mention, having to meet the high standards of farm life set by her in-laws living on the family farm, Stuart and Gladys Myers, both Oregon Pioneer families who homesteaded in Blachly, OR in the late 1880’s. Once their kids were capable of holding down the chores of the family farm, Julanne decided to pursue her career dream of becoming a licensed beautician. She attended and graduated from A-Arts Beauty College in 1982. Julanne was so good at her new-found career, she was a hair stylist and makeup artist for the Opera, Madam Butterfly in Eugene. Arnold built Julanne her own beauty shop on the family farm, where she served the community, family and friends as a popular hair stylist for over 40-years.
Julanne was a very active and compassionate community member. She was involved with the Lake Creek Grange, Triangle Lake School District, Triangle Lake Booster Club, the Triangle Lake Memorial Christian Church and the First Baptist Church in Junction City, 4-H, Brownies, Girl and Boy Scouts. The list of things she did for her family, friends and community is endless. She also catered for many weddings and events, both large and small. Julanne was even once a member of the Lane County Sweet Adelines, an all female barbershop chorus group.
Julanne helped care for and help raise all of her and Arnold’s grandchildren. She was an artist. She had class, good taste and style. She was an amazing baker and chef. Her other dream, was to someday have her own cooking show on either Food Network or even YouTube. But most of all, she loved cooking for and spending time with her family.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Julanne Marie Myers will be held on June 4, 2023 at 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Junction City, Oregon (28957 W 18th Ave., Junction City, OR 97448).
Fondly and with much love, from her adoring family, we will always remember her and miss Julanne (Mom/Nanny) with all our hearts.
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