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Dennis Lee Myers - December 03, 2011

Dennis Lee Myers was born on July 5, 1961, in Denver, Colo., to Carole Sutton Applegarth and James Lee Myers. He left this earth on Dec. 3, 2011, in Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.
Dennis served many years in the restaurant field as cooking was his passion. He was loved by many, friends and family cherished him as he was so pure of heart.
Dennis is survived by his mother, Carole, and her husband, Steve Applegarth; brother Doug and his wife Monica and their children, all of Greeley, Colo., uncle Greg Myers and his partner Barb of Denver, James Myers and wife of Longmont, Colo., plus the many friends he has made over the years.
A donation suggestion: Harvest Farms, Wellington, Colo., (Denver Rescue Mission)
Burial will be held at the Meadow Lawn Cemetery, Hamlet, Neb., at a later date.
When we lose someone that is precious to us, we are left with the feeling of sadness. When it is a precious loved one or friend, the loss is hard to bear. It is as if a part of you has gone missing. Throughout our life we amass collections of family, friends and loved ones. Having close relationships helps us feel as if we are not alone in this world. When we lose someone that is precious to us, we may realize that there is a certain aloneness that can never be filled.
Ultimately the condition of life is one being alone with God.
Friends and family gathered to remember Dennis at an informal gathering. Steve Applegarth, husband of Carole, gave the following tribute beginning with a prayer:
Lord, we are gathered today to pray and to give thanks to you for Dennis. Hold Dennis in your hands and care for him for Eternity. Please help his family and friends deal with his passing. Bless this food and help everyone get home safely. Amen.
I met Dennis on the farm in Palisade, Neb. Whenever we needed help he would come running; he remodeled the bathroom on the farm, drove trucks and helped with the cattle. He also loved cooking for the farm crew. Dennis could do anything he set his mind to.
He cooked at the Palisade bar and I don’t think they ever had better food;.I called Virgil Littrel and they had high praise for Dennis’ cooking skills.
Dennis lived with and helped care for Carole’s uncle, Web Harris. You would see them out in Web’s pickup, driving the country roads.
Two quotes from Dennis’ nieces, Shanti and Charisse, were written to Carole and are included here:
“Grandma, we are both sad but he loved us and wanted us to remember him so he picked that day. He suffered for days and days and God came and got him. He said yes; he is in a happier place. He is not suffering anymore, so he is happy now. He is our guardian angel.” Love and sincerely, Charisse Marie Myers, age 9, niece.
“Dennis was the most sincere, most loving, most genuine person that God has graced me with knowing; a humble man, generous to the point of fault, and someone as good as they come, despite the opinions of some others. I love you always; my heart aches at your absence. You are so missed. May you rest in peace in a far better place.” Shanti Sanchez, age 22 years, niece.