Richard W. Myers
1944 – January 15, 2016
MARYLAND-Richard W. Myers, 71, died on Jan. 15, 2016 in Rancho Mirage, CA.
A celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Feb.20 at The Lodge at Westshore, 4200 Hovnanian Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834
He was born in 1944 in Nocona to Ike and Charlene Myers. Myers grew up in Nocona where he graduated from Nocona High School in 1962 and played football for the Nocona Indians. He attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Myers earned his medical doctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1970.
He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California. He then served his country as a military surgeon with the U.S. Public Health Service as well as a clinical associate, focusing on cardiology at the National Institute of Health.
In 1974, he returned to California to complete his residency in nuclear medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.
His career started at Herrick Hospital in Berkley, CA where he was named director of nuclear medicine. He then joined Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento.
After Mercy Hospital, he became the medical director at Roseville Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Center and a chairman with the Nuclear Medicine Division of Radiological Associates of Sacramento. He served this group as chairman, vice president and president before he retired in 2012.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judee Lynch Myers; children, Kara Myers, David Myers and Michelle Wiseman; stepdaughter, Kelle D’Alessio, Kara; David’s mother, Mary Cotton Myers and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, any remembrances may be made in Rick’s name to The Mercy Foundation, 3400 Data Drive, Sacramento, CA 95670-7956; Attn: Sister Bridget McCarthy or online @ www.mercyfoundationsacramento.org.
Richard W. Myers