Arvid “Buz” Myers


Memorial Services for 80-year old Arvid “Buz” Myers of Torrington, Wyo, will be held later this summer at a date yet to be determined. 

Arvid’s wish was to have some of his ashes spread at the Little Snake River area where he enjoyed fishing. 

Final graveside services and inurnment will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery in Hay Springs, NE 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Arvid’s name has been established to benefit the families of fallen veterans and responders with educational scholarships at Folds of Honor, Dept. #13, Tulsa, OK 74182 or Or you may donate to a church or organization of your choice. Please place Arvid’s name in the memo portion of your check.

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Arvid D. “Buz” Myers was born in Alliance, NE on December 3, 1942 to Orval L. and Mildred Arletta (Dinkel) Myers. He passed away on April 26th, 2023. 

Arvid grew up in the Hay Springs area on a farm about 10 miles from town. He was the middle child, having an older sister, Sandra, and a younger brother, Lynn. He attended Sandridge Country School, where a teacher nicknamed him “Buz” for talking all the time. 

Arvid graduated in 1961 from Hay Springs High School, where he was active in FFA and was on the basketball and track teams along with playing baseball in the summers. After graduating from high school, he attended the Rapid City Business School in Rapid City, SD.

Arvid married Marjorie Thorvaldson on February 14, 1974 in Rawlins, WY. He was the father of four children: Kimberly Kay, Jeffrey Craig, Arvid Jr., and Mikala MarJeanne who were the joy of his life.

Arvid began his working career in Hay Springs at the Gambles store and transferred to the Gambles in Rawlins, WY in 1966. The next year, Arvid hired on with the Wyoming Highway Department and he would stay with the agency for 4 decades.

He began in the engineering department, but WHD began downsizing he transferred to the Maintenance Department and began working on the highways. He advanced through the various classes and was certified to drive the state’s heavy equipment. 

In the fall of 1976, Arvid was promoted to Maintenance Foreman and moved to the Baggs area, where he worked for 22 years. He finally moved to Sundance, WY in December 1999 as the Area Maintenance Supervisor overseeing Sundance, Moorcroft, and Hulett. Arvid retired on October 9, 2009 after 42 years of service with WYDOT. 

The German meaning for “Arvid” is “friend of the people” and that is what he was. He was always concerned about the safety of the people traveling on the highways and took this to heart. He was one to get up at 4 a.m. (or earlier) and have a plow with sand on the roads before the general public got on the highway in hopes of preventing any accidents. 

There were times that Arvid would miss meals, special events such as Anniversaries, Birthdays, and/or Holidays just to make sure that other families would be going home safe to their loved ones.

After retiring from WYDOT, Arvid was hired at the Sundance Golf Course as a groundskeeper, a job he did for three summers, then, because of his love of working outside and working with heavy equipment, he hired on with the Croell Ranch outside of Sundance.

On the ranch, Arvid was able to do the farming for the ranch, but in 2016, while doing what he loved – working with livestock and helping others on the ranch – he sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury through a series of normal yet unpredictable events. The injury changed the course of his (and his family’s) life forever.

Arvod was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. He always had a fishing trip planned and in the making with his family, kids, friends, neighbors, strangers (which he never met any) and yes, he even made time to go fishing with other WYDOT friends during/after those WYDOT meetings he had to go to. He, a good friend, and his sons made a trip to Canada for a special fishing trip. 

Arvid always made time to see his children and grandchildren. This included going anywhere from sports events, FFA/4-H events, Music Concerts, Parade/Rodeo Contests, and even traveling to and from camps for all such events. 

He loved to travel with his friends and family. He and Marge made several trips to Canada, took a cruise to Alaska, and spent time in Nebraska, Colorado, Disney World in Florida, took a trip with the WYO band kids to California who participated in the Rose Bowl Parade in 2004, and southern Utah and a week at Lake Powell with friends. 

Arvid loved being a part of his kids and grandkids school and sports activities and even hired on with the LSRV School as part-time bus driver in order to travel with his kids and their friends for various school events.

Arvid was preceded in death by his parents Orval and Arla; his sister Sandra; his brother Lynn; his aunt and uncle Murphy and Eleanor Myers; and nephew Kerry Clark along with other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Those surviving him include his wife Marge; his sons Jeff and wife Deborah and AJ and wife Ann; his daughters Kim and husband Todd Thomas, and Mikala; grandchildren Andrea Myers (Peanut) of Lincoln, Braidon (Little Charlie) and wife Heather, Camdon (Smokie) and Havyn (Half Pint) Myers of Cheyenne, and Cathryn (Spook) and Eleanor (Little Smokie) Reimer of Torrington; step-grandchildren Hailey and Lexi Heath of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sister-in-law Marlene Myers of Lewellen, NE; brother-in-law/sister-in-law Dick and Joyce Clark of Lincoln; nephews/nieces, Randy Clark of Lincoln, Eddie Myers and L’dene Zamora of Salt Lake City, UT, Creston Myers of Alliance, and Carissa Munn of Lewellen, along with many cousins.

Arrangements are under the care of Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington, WY