Verle Allen Myrick

AUG 21, 1940 – SEPT 8, 2016

untitledVerle Allen Myrick was born August 21, 1940 in Newberg, Oregon.  His twin brother, Merle, was born 28 minutes later.

The family moved to Pasco, Wa. where the boys went to school.  Merle was the better student so twice a week they’d switch places so Verle could get better grades (until they were caught).  They later moved to Burbank, Wa. where they went to Burbank High School.  Verle made many lifelong friends there.

In 1968 Verle moved to Seattle and started his airling career with Air West Airlines.  After many airline mergers, he retired from Northwest Airlines in 2003.

He loved golf and was good, even with a crooked elbow, due to a break, and missing 2 fingers on his left hand due to an accident when he was 15.  He also taught himself to play the guitar left handed after his accident.

He met his wife Susan, who worked for the same airline, soon after moving to Seattle and they married in 1970.

He is survived by his wife Susan, his three sons and their families, Darrin, Vaughn and Angie, and Morgan and Karen, his grandchildren Nicole, Lyndsey, Emily, Aidyn and Theron, his brother Merle and his wife Helen, and his sisters Sally and Teddie.

He fought a tough battle with ALS for 5 years and never lost his sense of humor, told jokes right to the end, and had a twinkle in his eye.  He loved his family, playing golf, watching the Mariners win or lose, and was a proud Seahawks fan.

We love and miss you, Verle.

Celebration of his life will be held in the future.  Date has not yet been decided upon.


8 Responses to “Verle Allen Myrick”

  • Charles Orris says:


    It was a privilege meeting you and working with you for a few years. You always made me laugh and was always there to support us junior pukes. And it wasn’t until I worked with you and found out I went to school with your kid. It was a small world and a family back then. I’m sorry I wasn’t around for your retirement and send you off into your new life. Glad you’re in a better place and hopefully watching all of us, but guaranteed that you are missed and not forgotten. I miss your jokes and your smile, so thank you for making me laugh. God bless you Verle and don’t have too much fun up there. Until we meet again, see you later.

  • Bonnie and Lonnie Johnson says:

    He did always have a smile and a twinkle in his eye and he definitely is missed.

  • Chris Donoghue (formerly Steele) says:

    Even though it has been many years since I’ve seen Verle or Merle, I’ll always remember their rendition of “Poisening Pigeons In The Park”. Loved them then, love them now. Susie and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Mike Dillon says:

    R.i.p. my friend and Co worker, enjoyed our time at nwa

  • Craig Crippen says:

    You will be missed, I always enjoyed playing golf and working with you and your big smile, R I P my friend.

  • Terry Yamashita says:

    I can’t ever remember a day, in the 16 or so years that we worked together, when Virle didn’t brighten up my day with his smile and humorous personality. And that carried over to the golf course,as well. I’ll truely miss you my friend. See you on the 19th hole.

  • Bob Martin says:

    I had the pleasure of being Verle’s chief in the online for some years can’t remember how long as age does funny things to the memory. He was witty and very smart, always had a joke for me. He did not have any a bad word for anybody. I do miss those days.

  • Rob Shadle says:

    Verle, many years of golf, softball and poker games with Morgan picking up the change off the floor. I’ll miss your jokes and smiles. Many years of memories. I do miss those days. Susie and family very sorry for your loss He will be missed.

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