TC and Lee Myers of Medford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4, 2012, in their backyard, with a Mass of thanksgiving and praise followed by dinner. The Rev. Jim Clifford officiated at the Mass, and Steve Childs led the music. Their sons and their families — David and Mariel Myers of San Francisco, and their sons, Owen and Dean; and Sean and Mary Myers of Sacramento, and their daughter, Sylvan — joined 90 other friends and relatives for the celebration. The Dave Barnes Trio provided entertainment.
TC Myers was born in Culver City, Calif. His father worked in the movie and television industry, so TC and his brother worked as bit part players and extras intermittently as they grew up. The family lived in Aspen, Colo., for five years, where he began his lifelong love of skiing. TC graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he was a varsity cheerleader and competed on the ski team.
Lee was born and raised in Douglas, Ariz. She graduated from Douglas High School and attended Arizona State College, Los Angeles County Hospital School of Nursing and Sacramento Community College, and became a registered nurse. When their sons were completing high school, Lee studied at Sacramento State University and graduated with two bachelor's degrees in psychology and religious studies. She taught religion in a Catholic mission high school in South Carolina, taught Lamaze childbirth preparation classes, worked with Wellness 2000, a local corporate wellness company, managed a shelter for at-risk adolescents, was a resident care manager at The Manor Health Care Center, and was a nurse manager for Lovejoy Hospice in Grants Pass. She now works part time teaching nurse's aide classes for Rogue Community College.
TC and Lee met in Flagstaff, Ariz., and were married in 1962. TC joined the Air Force in 1967 and completed officer's training and pilot training. During his career, he flew trainers and fighters. He was stationed at several Air Force bases in the U.S. and served one tour at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand. He retired from the Air Force in 1987 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Before leaving the Air Force, TC completed aircraft maintenance and repair school. The couple moved to Tucson after retirement. They moved to Medford in 1992, where TC worked for Erickson Air-Crane before retiring again in 2004. He became involved with senior softball when he was 51, in local regional leagues, and then on traveling teams. He plays on a recreational league team, The Roadrunners travel team and the Oregon Travel League, both for players 70 and older. He and Lee are ardent Giants baseball fans and attend games when they visit their son Dave's family in San Francisco.