Bachelor, University Kansas, 1951. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1962. Student, University California, Santa Barbara, 1978.
Psychiatric social worker Hastings (Nebraska) State Hospital, 1960-1962, State of California Bureau Social Training Committee, Sacramento, 1962-1975. Supervisor psychiatric social worker State of California, 1975-1980, Alta California Regional Center, Sacramento, 1980-1985. Executive director Tri-County Family Services, Yuba City, California, 1966-1969.
Consultant to four convalescent Hospitals, Marysville and Willows, California, 1969-1971. Lecturer Yuba College, Marysville, 1971-1976. Associate professor California State University, Chico, 1972-1973.
Consultant in field, Marysville, since 1985. Group and individual therapist Depot Homeless Shelter, 1996-2008, facilitator Human Immunodeficiency Virus support group, 1993-2002, counselor, since 1995. Consultant, therapist New Millennium Group Home, 2000.
Board directors Habitat for Humanity, 1993. Juror Yuba County Grand Jury, Marysville, 1965, 1987—1988. Secretary Y's Men's Club, Yuba City, 1964—1965.
Chairman Tri-County Home Health Agency, 1974—1976. Vice-chairman Gateway Projects, Inc., 1974—1975. Board directors Yuba County Truancy Board, Marysville, 1964—1967.
Assistant director Marysville Adult Activity Center, since 1990. Active Yuba-Sutter United Way, 1971—1973, 1991—1992. Active, secretary Tri-County Ethnic Forum, 1991—1993.
Steering committee Yuba County Senior Center Association, 1992, since 1995. Chairman Yuba County Community Services Commission, 1997—1999. Board directors Yuba-Sutter Gleaners, 1997—2004, since 2006, finance secretary, 2006.
Chairman Yuba-Sutter Commission on Aging, 1996, board directors, 1998, 2001. Chairman H.E.L.P. Working Group, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention, 2000. Board directors Christian Assistance Network, 1993, Golden Empire Health Systems Agency, Sacramento, 1972—1976, Youth Services Bureau, Yuba City, 1967, Bi-County Mental Retardation Planning Board, Yuba City, 1972, Yuba County Juvenile Justice Commission, Marysville, 1982—1990, American Cancer Society, Marysville, 1985—1992, Yuba County Republican Central Committee, 1983—1990, Salvation Army, 1990—1996, facilitator care project, 1992—2002.
Member National Association Social Workers (certified), Kern County Mental Health Association (chairman 1978-1979). Lodges: Rotary (board directors Marysville club 1975-1976).
Son of Chester Elmer Myers and Irene (Davenport) Lewis. Widowed; children: Elmer Junior, Keith, Kevin.