Patricia Ruth ‘Myers’ Mizer passed away December 21, 2018 at the Peaks in Flagstaff, AZ at the age of 94. Patricia was an Arizona pioneer, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Pat leaves 3 sons and their wives, Robert (Roberta) Flagstaff, AZ, Michael (Barbara) Dallas, TX, and Ted (Kathy) Camp Verde, AZ; 1 half sister Jana Bidwell of Angel Camp, CA, 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Pat was born February 25, 1924 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, the daughter of Arthur Henry and Mabel ‘Grabe’ Myers. Pat’s father, Arthur, assumed ownership of Myers-Leiber Sign Company from his father, Henry, who established the sign company in 1916 in early Phoenix. Henry immigrated to the US from Germany in 1896 through San Francisco and later on to Phoenix in 1903. Pat’s early life was tested when her mother, Mabel had been diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was isolated in the Sunnyslope TB clinic. Pat’s regret was to never have hugged her mom during 4 years of isolation until Mabel’s passing in 1928. Since her moms passing, Pat was raised by her grandparents Henry and Pauline Myers with the help of her aunt Dolly. Later, Dolly went on to California and married Hank Mann, who was the last surviving member of Max Sennett’s ‘Key Stone Cops’ in early days of Hollywood.
Pat’s education started at Emmerson grade school, followed by attending Phoenix Union High School, graduating in 1941. She married Bob Mizer in Salome, AZ in 1942, after dating in high school. Their life was filled with love and devotion as they were also best friends and shared 53 years together, until Bob’s passing in 1995. Bob was a legacy owner and General Manager of the Superlite Builders Supply Block Company which participated in the building boom of Phoenix during the late 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Pat led a happy and busy social life as a member of Century, Moon Valley and Aspen Valley Country Clubs, and was an avid golfer. She was also a Cub Scout den mother, active member of the Phoenix Womens Club, Kachina Club, and was an accomplished bridge player, and participated in tournaments at the highest level.
Besides living most of her life in Phoenix, Pat moved to Flagstaff with Bob for an opportunity to own a new block and materials business in 1973. Pat lived her remaining years in Flagstaff enjoying family and friends while continuing to play bridge right up to her passing.