Christopher
Christopher Lawrence Myers died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 6th. Chris was born on October 11, 1986 to Larry and Janet (McFarland) Myers. A few years later his sister Emily joined the family. Chris graduated from Torrance High School in 2004, and was a student at Cal State Fullerton. He was full of energy and life, and had many interest and talents. Chris lettered in cross country and track in high school, was a member of the National Honor Society, Tartar Knights. His musical interests included playing the clarinet, guitar and piano. He was surrounded and loved by many wonderful friends. In addition to immediate family, Chris is survived by his maternal grandparents Clifford and Ruth McFarland of Parma, Ohio, and his Uncle Cliff (Brigitte) McFarland of Santa Monica, California. Chris is also survived by paternal grandparents Richard Forthofer and Loretta Myers of Sheffield, Ohio; Uncles David (Barb Ramage) Myers of Elyria, Ohio and Michael Myers of Albuquerque, N.M.; Aunts Susan Myers of Cleveland, Ohio; Diane (Chuck) Mackin of Elyria, Ohio, and Nancy (Bud Matkovic) Myers of Stow, Ohio. There are many cousins to carry on Chris' tradition of being the family comic: Sherman and Brigitte McFarland, Rachel and Becky Myers, Matt and Sarah Mackin, Christine Myers Hoffman, Michael Myers, Stephen and Katie Kachmyers, Jacob and Michelle Myers, and Laurel Matkovic. All are welcome to come share their memories of Christopher's life at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. on Sunday, May 14, 2006, from 1:00PM - 5:30PM. A memorial service for close friends and family will be held on Sunday evening at 7:00 at the WayFarer's Chapel 5755 Palos Verdes Dr. South. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Christopher Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund, dedicated to a Student with average grades and extraordinary talent. Please send donations to PO Box 872, Torrance, CA 90508

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Our son Doug ran Cross Country and Track with Chris in 2001. Chris was a great young man and well liked. There are no words to convey our sorrow at hearing about Chris’ passing. We pray that the Lord will hold all of your family in the palm of His hands and keep you close in your time of grief. Our prayers are with you and your family. Bert & Anne Westphal

  2. We remember the days of baseball and soceer that we shared with Chris and your family. We have many good memories and he will always be remembered. We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Kapen Family Karen, Jon and Robert

  3. Our deepest sympathy to the Meyers Family. You are in our thought and prayers. Memories….Torrance Little League. Chris always had us laughing with his dugout humor. He kept the fun in the game. Thanks Chris. We will all miss you. Steve & Chris Cheek

  4. To the family of Chris Devasted to hear about Chris. When he was at Torrance High School he always made an effort to stop by my classroom and say hello with that beautiful large smile of his. Chris was always the first one to volunteer to help with the computers or anything else I needed. He will be missed and my prayers are with you. Donna Belitz Teacher–THS

  5. We wanted to send our love to the Myers family. I had the opportunity to take care of Chris one summer and he and his sister were a joy.I feel blessed to have had that opportunity. Our prayers are with you. May God wrap you in his arms during this time… Love, Lisa Such, Pat, Jon, Josh & Amy

  6. Chris, I miss you so much; your smile, positive attitude, intelligence, and watching South Park and the Daily Show together. You taught me so much, and brightened many of my days when coming home from work had tired me. I will try and remember the smiles and fun times through the tears. You will be in my heart always. You were not only a great kid, but also a good friend.

  7. OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO LARRY,JANET AND EMILY ON THIS TERRIBLE LOSS.WE HAD SO MANY GOOD TIMES PLAYING SOCCER AND LITTLE LEAGUE ALL THRU THE YEARS. I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I SAW CHRIS RUNNING LIKE THE WIND WITH A SOCCER BALL UPFIELD AND THINKING HOW TALENTED HE IS!HE WAS ALWAYS SO POLITE AND KIND WITH THAT BIG HAPPY SMILE OF HIS.OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY AND LOVE TO THE MYERS FAMILY

  8. All my memories of Chris seem to be happy ones. He always had a smile on his face with a joke to put one on yours. He made me laugh all the time which made life that much more enjoyable when he was around. I will truly miss him. I am very sorry for your loss Myers family, your son was a great man.

  9. Larry, Janet & Emily Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. We are praying for your comfort in this time. We didn’t know Christopher personally but we do know your family, and he was a great big brother and son. The Glasco’s

  10. WE are so sorry to hear of your great loss. I know you will keep his memories close, his gentle ways near and forever in your hearts. We will honor your wishes and send a small donation in Christopher’s name where he will continue to make a positive impact on other peoples lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Chris, I did not know you personally, but you are still my cousin. This was a horrible loss for all of the family, and we wish you were still here. -Julia

  12. Larry, Janet and Emily, Our deepest sympathies. We have you in our prayers. The Rogers Family (Camp Christopher)

  13. I remember Chris very well from when he was one of my students at Madrona Middle School- I was either the principal or asst. principal at the time. He was a nice young man, and it was wonderful to hear about how well he did at Torrance High after he left Madrona. My thoughts and prayers go with the family. When I heard about his death at the TUSD School Board meeting, I instantly pictured Chris’ face- and while his picture in the Daily Breeze showed a man,not a boy, I recognized him right away. God be with you at this time.

  14. My prayers are with you, Chris was a great person, and will be missed by many. May you be given the strength to carry on.

  15. Larry & Janet, I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your loss. There is no bond greater than that of a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. May your many wonderful memories bring you and Emily comfort in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Dear Meyers Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of Chris during Little League and soccer. His smile was infectious and he will be missed. Our deepest sympathy and condolances to you. May your memories sustain you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Catron Family Tracy, Julie, Mia and Josh

  17. Chris: You will forever be in my heart. I will certainly miss all our family gatherings with you (who am I going to beath with my stick now) All my love forever – Aunt Diane

  18. DearJanet Larry and Emily, Our family would like to send our love to you and our sorrow for the loss of Christopher. We have always felt especialy close to Chris and it has made us feal special that Chris still came with you on your visit on vacation. Annie and I were just talking about how fun it was when Chris was playing the claronet before we left for Robins party. Shooting off fire works will never be the same with out him. Do you remember when we had not heard the go kart in a wile when Taylor and Chris were back in the woods. Sure enouph they flipped it! They came back a little scratched and muddy but still laughing. We love you all so much and we must keep the traditional visits alive as well asour memories in our hearts. Love, John Annie Hunter Erin and Taylor,

  19. I will miss you buddy. All the years we played little league togeather. And times we had at Torrance High. R.I.P Chris Meyers. later Chris, Jason Hildebrand

  20. Chris Meyers, loved by one, loved by all. One of my first really good friends, he and I dated back to elementary school where we first met at Torrance Little League. Chris you and your family will always have a place in my heart. I wish the best of luck to Mr. & Mrs. Meyers and little Emily. My family and I will never forget. I’ll forever miss you man. Love, The Gatz Family

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