Jay Meyers Passes Away

Jay Meyers and Mr Lena CD were the 2010 Idaho Reined Cow Steed Association Futurity Amateur Reserve Champions • & bull; Image by ScootemnshootemMerle Jay Meyers of Bannock Creek, Pocatello, Idaho unexpectedly died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, while enjoying among his most treasured leisure activities –– showing horses at the Magic Valley Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity. He was 65.
Meyers was born Might 17, 1949, as the second youngster to Merle and Dorothy Meyers. He went to school in American Falls, Idaho, and participated in fumbling and rodeo. After senior high school he attended Ricks College and Idaho State University prior to law school at the University of Idaho. He married Paula Liese in 1971 soon prior to transferring to Moscow, Idaho, for law school.
Meyers’ successful law profession included saying even more than 20 Idaho Supreme Court cases and serving on the Idaho State Bar character and fitness and professional obligation committees. He was also a previous president of the Idaho Trial Attorney Association and was just recently awarded the Distinguished Lawyer Award by the Idaho State Bar.
In 1985, Meyers’ boy John was born. Meyer taught him a strong work ethic and stability with his example. Papa and child sent each other regular e-mails labelled “Weekend Reports,” detailing their pursuits and activities which are a cherished establishment of knowledge and assistance from dad to kid.
Meyer married Ranae Pumphrey in 1992 and together they worked to develop a successful equine and cow operation and raise their household. They invited the birth of their daughter, Jamie, in 1994. Jamie was the light of their house and filled every day with valuable laughter and pleasure. She loved her horses, longhorn cow, kittens, and assisting her parents around the cattle ranch. Her awful death in 2003 left a huge scar on the hearts of everybody that liked her.
After Jamie’s death and with John at college, Meyer and his other half became greatly involved with training and showing their equines in regional reined cow equine competitions. Meyers’ objective was to win the National Reined Cow Steed Association Futurity at Reno on an equine he had actually reproduced, trained, and revealed himself. He won several year-end championships, and in 2010, he was inducted into the Eastern Idaho Horseman’s Hall of Fame for his determined efforts to promote equine pursuits in Idaho.
Meyer is preceded in death by his daughter, Jamie, his papa, Merle, and precious coaches Sherm Swim, Mr. Elwell and Herman McDevitt. He is made it through by his better half, Ranae, his mother, Dorothy, his kid, John and his partner, Courtney, grandson Porter, brother, Jerry, sis, Judy, and a wide variety of liking nieces and nephews.

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