David Knight Meyers of Loveland, Colorado, passed away Thursday September 19, 2019. He died of heart failure at the Northern Colorado Medical Center with his family by his side. Born 1936 in Erie, Pennsylvania, David was the son of the Erastus Knight and Helen Lett Meyers. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia (Cis) Heidt Meyers and their children Rick (Sandy) Meyers of Loveland, CO, Julie Meyers (Carla Wilhite) of Albuquerque, NM, Doug (Carrie Bialke) Meyers of Broomfield, CO, Jenni (Tim) Davis of Cedaredge, CO and Katie (Sam) Guthrie of Loveland, CO. David is survived by 11 grandchildren (Joe, Amber, Jacqueline, Jessica, Seth, Zachary, Samantha, Jacob, Hank, Hazel and Hatti) and 9 great-grandchildren (Juliette, Renee, Cadence, Gauge, Emerson, True, Zye, Saysha and Madeline). David is survived by a brother, Jack (Carol) Meyers of Erie, PA. A sister, Marcia Franz predeceased him in 2016, as did his beloved cat, Rusty. David graduated from McDowell High School in Erie, PA, attended Penn State University in State College, PA, and earned an optometrist license for Pennsylvania.
After four years as an optometrist in the family business in Erie, PA, David moved his family west to Colorado in 1962, where he began a career as a homebuilder. A skilled carpenter, David could build a house from the ground up. He worked hard and expected the same of those around him. He was known for his 2-tone Ford van that carried every tool of the trade. He had a good eye for estimating materials, whether it was gallons of paints or sheets of plywood. He took pride in his work and literally built thousands of homes in Northern Colorado, including the home in which he and Cis raised their family.
David gave back to the community of Loveland in many ways, including his involvement with Boy Scout Troop #184 as Troop Master and Assistant Troop Master. He also was a member of the Loveland Jaycee’s and traveled to Akron, OH with the local Soap Box Derby champions.
He believed in and supported the Loyal Order of the Moose’s mission to make a difference in the lives of children, seniors and their communities. David made many friends through his life-long membership at the Loveland Moose Lodge #484. He served his Lodge as Governor and the Colorado Moose Association as President and Secretary-Treasurer. He was a member of the Pikes Peak Moose Legion #156 Ritual Team for 31 years, during which time the Team earned numerous first-place international awards. David received his Pilgrim Degree of Merit in 2001.
David was a loyal husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He instilled the value of numerous family traditions and will be cheerfully remembered for his love of parades, year-round outdoor holiday decorations and custom cupcakes and cookies. David loved NASCAR and traveled to the Texas Motor Speedway, as well as the Daytona 500. He was an avid gardener who took pleasure in a well-tended lawn with blooming vegetable and flower beds. He lived a full life and will remain in our hearts always.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Moose Charities (Moosecharities.org), which supports the Mooseheart Child City and School and the Moosehaven Retirement Community.
A viewing will be held at Viegut Funeral Home on Thursday September 26th from 4-7:00pm. The family welcomes visitation. A memorial service will be held at Viegut Funeral Home on Friday September 27th at 10:30am. Internment at Loveland Cemetery will immediately follow the service. A reception will be hosted by the family after internment at the Loveland Moose Lodge, 1408 Morning Drive.
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