On Sunday, May 28, 2023, Lance Delos Myers gained his angel wings after successfully completing all the chapters of his earthly journey. He was born in Provo, Utah on November 17, 1966 at 7:04 p.m. to Vaughn and Darlene “Dolly” Rees Myers as the third of four rambunctious boys. In Lance’s early years he was full of creative mischief evidenced when, at the tender age of 3 or 4, he painted his mother’s 1967 Chevy Impala using a paintbrush, bumpers and all, with what he said was a “beautiful green” paint. He served as the 7th grade president; winning in a landslide vote, after running on a platform promising to change the fountains from water to root beer.
He was a natural born and gifted athlete setting numerous records and winning countless trophies as a sprinter in track. His father supported his talents by becoming his coach and trainer using the BYU stadium stairs for conditioning. That approach worked wonders as Lance fondly became known as “Flash” for all his victories. His agility and speed were useful in his position as tailback for the Mountain View High School football team, where he proudly proclaimed to be the “Real #21.” He often said he ran fast since he didn’t want to get tackled; because, you know – that hurts.
Lance loved spending time in nature fishing, hiking, mountain running, chasing waterfalls, and getting lost in ocean sunsets. He spent hours spoiling and hand feeding his beloved scrub jays (Buddy, Daisy, Scooter, and Lilly). Defending any underdog was on the top of his list; and he would not tolerate injustice, as his heart was pure and made of gold. Lance was a true and loyal friend, creating friendships that withstood the test of time and any amount distance. Lance loved big and with his entire heart.
He lived the life of a gypsy working as a surveyor from Utah to Alaska. He attended Westminster College and became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, starting Ultra Satori, a company specializing in corporate stress management. Lance was a language master and eventually found a love of being an author and poet. His heart was full when he successfully painted a breathtaking picture using just words, and he always had jewels of advice for the people he loved most. Overall, he was simply a wild stallion with a drive to experience life fully.
Lance met and fell in love with “his girl” in high school. However, youth and insecurities caused them to misunderstand the intensity of what they had. As life does, things moved on and their paths were like two stars traveling the twists and turns of a labyrinth. After thirty years, and with the help of others, they were able to reunite, realizing neither of them had forgotten their love was far from ordinary. Even in his last days, the nurses would comment about how they could feel the intensity of their love when Lance and Wendy looked into each other’s eyes.
He was preceded in death by his father Vaughn Earl Myers. He is survived by “his girl” and forever love Wendy Carter, his mother “Dolly” Myers, and three brothers Blake, Marshall, and Shane.
Lance’s greatest legacy is the love he left stamped forever on our hearts. Bring your memories and join us in celebrating Lance’s one-of-a-kind life on Friday, June 23, 2023. The Celebration of Life will be held at the Sundberg-Olpin funeral home located at 495 South State Street in Orem. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with services following at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
“Then one day after years of many, I stopped walking this beautiful path alone with my head down. Eyes seeing only the round world going by. When a voice said, “Look up.” Today, I stopped walking. I looked up, and I saw you.” – Lance D. Myers
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