She was born Feb. 12, 1958, in East Chicago, a daughter of the late James H. and Pauline Rose (Pavelka) Scott. Her formative years were spent in Lake County where she graduated from Lake Central High School in 1976. She began her undergraduate work at Purdue-Calumet and graduated from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.
On May 1, 1993, she was united in marriage to Michael G. Myers. They have always made their home in rural Columbia City.
She joined the Columbia City Veterinary Hospital in 1983 and practiced there until 1989. She then joined the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Emergency veterinary medicine became her passion, enjoying the challenge. She was a voracious reader, Yahtzee player and liked to play Sudoku. She loved unicorns and had an extensive collection.
She was a member of the Eberhard Lutheran Church, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Medical Association.
She is survived by her husband, Mike; three sons, Dayvid J. Myers, Jarryd M. Myers and Ayrhan S. Myers, all of Columbia City; her wonderful caretakers, Natalie Ruby, Rebecca Geibel, Michele Kitson and her special “daughter,” caregiver and mentee, Dr. Jill Kitson; brothers, James “Jimbo” Scott, Crawfordsville, Louis (Carla) Scott, Romney, Edward (Beth) Scott, Merrillville; sisters, Pauline “Fif” (Jeff) Coxhead, Memphis, TN, Paula M. (Don) Gibson, Dyer; a twin sister, Karen N. Bruce, Valparaiso and her beloved NIVES family.
The funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial is in the Eberhard Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (themmrf.org) or the Humane Society of Whitley County, IN.