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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, neighbor, sister, aunt, and devoted friend passed away peacefully on March 7, 2023.
Erma was born in the greatest place on earth - Blanding, UT. At least that is what she would have told you! She was the oldest child of 11, born to Delores and Nellie Hurst.
After graduating from San Juan High School, she attended Utah State University in Logan and later moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. She was working as a car hop for A&W, when she met her forever sweetheart, Keith. He was smitten with this cute country bumpkin, and from the time they met they were inseparable. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 17, 1949. Together they raised 7 children. Her posterity is vast with 29 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Erma was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved the Lord. Her testimony was an example to all who knew her. She served in many callings in the church, in fact - service was her middle name! Erma excelled in whatever she did, there was no halfway for her! No matter what she wanted to learn, she would do whatever was required and go out and succeed! She became a Master Gardener and loved working in her yard and growing a garden! Erma was an expert cake decorator, making many wedding cakes for her children, grandchildren, and friends. She became a master chocolatier, not only learning the skill but in turn teaching so many the art of chocolate dipping and candy making. Erma’s legacy will continue, as she taught her children, grandchildren, and her siblings as well. Erma was a master seamstress, quilter, baker, and homemaker. She could crochet intricate projects, and could work a knitting machine like none other; making sweaters that rivaled any factory made piece. She even became a successful bowler, winning trophies, and pins for highest average and series in the leagues she belonged! Later in life when she lost her eyesight, you would never hear her complain as she accepted her life’s challenges.
Erma and Keith served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Diego, California at the Mormon Battalion Visitors Center. She cherished her time serving with dad.
She is survived by her children Scott Myers, David (Terry) Myers, Conie (Todd) Mangum, Jeanne Stockman, Paul Myers, Carol (Corey) Nielsen. Also, her siblings Elmer Hurst, Mirna Suppenbach, Norma Longman, William Hurst, Harold Hurst, Tom Hurst, Sidney Hurst.
Erma was preceded in death by her loving husband Keith Louis Myers, son Keith Russell Myers, granddaughter Amanda Dorame, as well as her parents and three sisters Thelma Hartlauer, Margaret Miller, and Nora Yoakam Black.
The family wishes to express our sincere thanks to Visiting Angels, Elevation Hospice and Spring Gardens Assisted Living for their friendship, support and exceptional care.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023, in the Greenfield Chapel at 6634 South Greenfield Way, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A viewing will be held at the same location on Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the day of the funeral 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service. The interment will be at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 South 1700 West, Bluffdale, UT 84065 where she will join her sweetheart on their 74th wedding anniversary.
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So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, what a comfort to know where she is and who she is with. I remember so many years of spending time in their home helping with her chocolate making, I learned so much from her. My Love and condolences to the whole family.
What a great 45 years of knowing your Mother & Father! Erma was a great influence on us in many ways. Her smile was infectious. It seemed to us her blindness was limited to simply not seeing another persons fault but her special insight was well known. She felt bad about losing her clarity of sight but she never missed anything that mattered. It never slowed her down much but we know how delighted she is being able to see through those eyes. Sherm was impressed that Keith has to be in his heaven now that his lovely wife is again at his side (but we can imagine Keith must have asked her why she didn[t bring a batch of fresh chocolates). Condolences to your large family for your temporary loss. Love and take good care of each other. Love and Respect from our family.
I'm so sad about your mom's passing. My father too had gone blind and so I understand when you say that you're glad she can see now. When my dad passed I was so grateful that he would be able to do all the things that he had been able to do. I know your mom and my dad will be grateful to see each other. I am so grateful to have your mom as my cousin. She was such a great example. I loved her souch💕❤️🥰😘🤗
She was a sweet person. We loved her.
Oh Conie so sorry for your loss she’s already getting ready to make some chocolates in heaven for sure🥰
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you will remember your mom every day so keep her memory with you always. I loved your mom and I love you. Scott, David, Paul, Conie, Jeanne and Carol. Peace be with you.
Dear Myers’s family,
I have wonderful memories of your hard working mother. I was thinking about how we would sit out in the front yard and help get the green beans snapped right for canning. I remember vividly her feelings about pierced ears. “ If the good Lord would have wanted holes in your ears he would have put them there.” She was such a beautiful lady. I loved visiting your home whether it was to hang out with Jeanne or just following my mom over for a visit.
I offer you all my very deepest condolences. I wish I could be there, however, I am in Henderson, Nevada and not able to drive that far. I love you and you are in my prayers to be comforted t this time.
With much love,
Dear Aunt Erma,
Just want to say that you are a wonderful lady and I will miss you dearly. I'm glad we are related and am thankful for all of the good times I've had with you while my family came to visit you and uncle Keith. I'll never forget the yummy taffy that you made for us. I look forward to the day when we'll meet again. With lots of love,
Dana Myers Dube
We have many fond memories of Erma, Keith, and their family, from vacation trips Ron took with his family when he was a kid growing up, weekends Ron spent in Salt Lake when he was in college in nearby Provo, trips with our own family to Utah that included demonstrations of making taffy at the candy store where Erma worked, parking our tent trailer in their driveway when we brought our kids to/from college in Utah, comparing family history notes, and reminiscing good times with Erma and her family in their home. She had a great love for all of her family and will be greatly missed. We send our love and compassion to all of her family and friends at this time of loss and pray that you will feel peace and comfort from having known Erma and feeling her love and influence in your life. Look forward, as she will, to the grand reunion that someday you will have with her and all of your family.
Relationship im the 2nd oldest grandson/child of Ron and Chris Myers,
Some thing that I learn in institute on Thursday that can bring comfort in times of these, our relationships of how we left they will be the bless our lifes in comfort under the Saviors direction. I felt family members who have passed on that do such for me and I believe she can do so for those who ask and the lord sees fit. With love and care, remember you are always loved, and watched for, the lord knows all, you can trust him always, you will make it, love you,
family is eternal.💞❤️💞
I’m sorry for your loss and I know that she is with Keith in a better happier place. She will be keeping a watchful eye on her family from heaven and she will still be there for her family love and comfort she will always give. She was so kind to me when I came to visit her and Keith as a young child.