Ogden King Myers Jr.
When you're all feeling up to it, please take a moment to remember an amazing and gentle spirit. Ogden King Myers Jr. died on April 15th just 12 days before his 89th birthday, leaving behind a very large and rich life. Born in Manhattan in the spring of 1928, Ogden, or to some knew him as 'Mike', always allowed himself to remain thirsty in search of life and love, art and spirituality. As a young man he was charmed with a unique connection to the sea. Sailing beautiful boats to exotic places, enduring all the up's & down's that come along with that lifestyle, remained a joy for him. His heart always swelled in the wind of a full sail. During the 60's, a blessed life allowed him to drag along his young daughter Dee Ellen Myers wherever he went, sailing on ships, canoeing on rivers and other fantastic adventures. Gradually, he actually became smarter as she got older; funny how that works. For the better part of 40 years, at mid age he settled in as the Caretaker of The First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. There he matured and developed more in his art and his mind, stretching the envelop of his artistic passions and chasing ideas in his head involving religion and philosophy. Ogden believed in becoming superior over visual images and trivial, foolish thoughts. Lately, like a monk walking into the woods, his later years grew deep and quiet. Reluctantly, surrendering to cancer his last three years remained full, traveling, sketching, enjoying small moments, animals, music, friends and family. Those who knew him, will notice the days that follow to feel a bit emptier, and the night sky a bit brighter with the birth of a new star which is the essence that is Ogden. A 'Celebration of Life Gathering' will be held at the First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Hwy. May 19th, 5:30-9:30pm
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased