Former Kenai resident Laynah Beth Myers was found dead Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, near Wapato, Wash., after having been missing for three weeks. She was 25.
Per her request a private family memorial service was held in the Kenai mountain range.
"She considered Alaska her home and for her love of the mountains," her family said.
Ms. Myers was born Oct. 8, 1981, in Lansing, Mich. At a young age, her family moved to Kenai, where she spent a majority of her life. She graduated from Kenai Central High School in 1998. She received additional training at the New Frontier Vocational Technical Center in Soldotna. She recently moved to central Washington.
"She treasured her children and loved writing poetry and singing," her family said.
Ms. Myers is survived her children, Damien and Kiara Normand and Brandyn Hileman; mother, Deborah (Thornton) Myers of Sunnyside, Wash.; father, Kevin Myers of Kenai; sister, Rachel Myers of Baghdad, Iraq; brother, Luke Myers of Milwaukee, Wis.; grandparents, Audrey (Williams) Myers of Lansing, Charles and Janice (Baer) Thornton of Soldotna; and numerous of uncles, aunts and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made Friends of Laynah Beth Meyers, C/O First National Bank, 44501 Sterling Highway Soldotna, AK 99669. The money will go to help support her children.
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