Thomas Meyers, 73, of Billings passed away Saturday, March 2nd in Billings. Thom was born on December 5th, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio to Chet and Evelyn Meyers. He was raised in Maumee, Ohio and graduated from Maumee High School. Afterwards he served in the Marine Corps. As a Boy Scout he fell in love with Native American traditions and dancing. This passion motivated him to move to Billings, where he established and ran Buffalo Chips Indian Arts for 35 years.
Thom wore many hats — business man, volunteer, musician, storyteller, historian, and counselor. He could make a friend anywhere and truly cherished staying connected to people both near and far. He was always available for advice, or at least a good joke.
His most important job though was being an amazing father. He loved his family time. Whether he was supporting his family at sporting events, planning fishing trips, watching old western movies or hunting for antiques with his wife, he treasured every moment. Woodworking and classic cars were just a couple of his other passions.
Thom is survived by his wife, Debbie, sister Shirley, sons Thom Jr. and Nathan and daughters Wendy, Dana, Heather, and Cassie.
A service will be held at 11am, Friday, March 8th at Michelotti-Sawyer Mortuary and Crematory. A reception will follow at the Elks Club. Memorials are suggested to St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana. Payments can be mailed to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland MT, 59004 or online at www.stlabre.org.
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