Lasting Memories

Elizabeth Apperson Myers
Jan. 8, 1925-Jan. 10, 2013
Portola Valley, California

Elizabeth (Betty) Apperson Myers, longtime Ladera resident, died at Stanford Hospital unexpectedly on January 10, two days after her 88th birthday.

Born in Montgomery County, Virginia, on January 8, 1925, to Kent Apperson and Margaret Rucker Apperson, Mrs. Myers graduated from high school in 1944 and then attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

She joined the United States Army in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1946.

She moved from Virginia to Seattle, Washington, in 1946 to marry Frederick B. Sutton, an engineer with Boeing.

In 1949 she moved with her husband down the coast to California as he took a job at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (now NASA) in Mountain View. They eventually had a son and built a house in Ladera.

She was widowed in 1960, and though her extended family lived in Virginia, she decided to stay in California. She married John (Jack) Barber Myers in 1962 and they remained in Ladera. She was a homemaker, community volunteer, worked some outside her home, and continued her education at Canada Community College.

After her husbandís death she moved into The Sequoias, a retirement community in Portola Valley, and had lived happily there for the past 10 years.

She was an active member and volunteer at the Ladera Community Church for 50 years, and was an active volunteer at The Sequoias.

She is survived by a son, George Sutton of Menlo Park; daughter-in-law Connie and grandson Colin; her sister and brother-in-law, Nita and Harland Little of Blacksburg, Virginia; sister Mary Kent Elliott of Christiansburg, Virginia; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Don Mason of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, at the Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road in Portola Valley.

Donations may be made to the Ladera Community Church Endowment Fund, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028; or to a charity of your choice.