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Myron Lasher

May 14, 1928 — January 21, 2021

Myron Lasher, 92, of Amarillo died January 21, 2021.

Visitation will be today from 2-3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, 1200 Washington. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Please visit to view the livestream. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

Myron, who was affectionately known as Pete by his family, was born May 14, 1928 in Troy, Indiana to Leonard and Lillian Wilson Lasher.  He attended Vincennes High School, graduating in 1946 and was the Vice President of the Junior and Senior class, member of the Drama Club and V-Men’s Club.  He lettered in football and basketball.  Myron attended Indiana State Technical College where he was a member of the I-Men’s Club, played football and basketball.

Myron served in Kobe, Japan after WWII as a Staff Sargent.  He played on the Kobe Army Base Basketball Team.

After his honorable discharge from the service, Myron began teaching at Heathsville Elementary School, which was a two-room country school, where he was the principal and taught grades 5, 6, 7 and 8.  He then moved to Potomac Elementary School where he taught grade 7 and coached basketball. In 1955, he began teaching and coaching basketball at Central Catholic High School.

Myron married Audrey Ford Wittenauer on May 30, 1953, who died in 1987.  On April 8, 1988, he married Fannie Mae Hodnik, who died in 2006.

In 1960, he and Audrey moved to Lubbock with their four children where he began working for the Texas State Commission for the Blind as a vocational rehab counselor.  In 1970, he was transferred to the Amarillo office.  After working for the TSCB for 13 years, he was employed with Gulde Block Plant, Featherlite Building Products and Lasher Homes.

Myron and Audrey were both members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church since 1970.  He served as Coordinator of the Elementary Religious Education classes, was a lector and greeter, member of the lay preaching team, the church board and Knights of Columbus, Stephens Ministery, participated in the prison ministry and attended many Acts retreats.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, his wives, Audrey Deloris and Fannie Mae, his daughter, Mary Elizabeth, in 1953.

He is survived by his daughter, Doloris Smith and husband, Gene, of Amarillo; three sons, Dr. William Lasher and wife, Mary, of Lebanon, Ohio, Myron Lasher II and wife, Olga, of Austin and Stephen Lasher and wife, Bonnie, of Amarillo, two sisters, Mary Alice Gordon and Judy Flick and husband, Dick, sister-in-law, Bonna Lasher, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and the children of Fannie Mae, David Hodnik, Joe Hodnik and Mary Francis.

The family suggests memorials to be to Interfaith Hunger Project or St. Mary’s Bldg. Fund.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Monday, January 25, 2021

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