Myron Lewis Noffsinger was born in Harper, KS, in October 1924, to parents Perry and Elizabeth Noaks Noffsinger. Myron came from a large family; seven children counting himself: brothers Elwin, Wilbur and Harold; and sisters Blanch Barnard, Irene Oller, and Pauline Still.
Myron's dad was a wheat farmer on 320 acres, with a large fruit orchard at the home place, a big barn, lots of milk cows, horses and chicken. Mother canned lots of vegetables and meat, and baked bread every other day.
Myron graduated from Harper High in 1941. Dad bought me the first V8 Ford made, it was not new. Sold the farm and moved to Montrose, CO, and bought another large farm.
I would have been drafted, but I did not want that, so I volunteered for the US Navy. After I returned from the navy, I worked for Denver and Rio Grande Western (DRGW) Railroad Co. and worked in the superintendent office.
Married Velma Greer in 1962 in Grand Junction, CO. We loved to ski in the Rocky Mountains, and later moved to West Jefferson, NC, in 1982. We traveled to many places and met lots of wonderful people.
Joined Beaver Creek Christian Church in 1990 and was Chairman of the Board and Elder for several years until health problems later in life. I will be 97 in October 2021. God has been so good.
-- Submitted by Myron Noffsinger