Myron W. Little

Myron W. Little

Myron W. Little, born in 1921 on San Juan Island, passed away Dec. 24, 2005 in St. Charles, Mo. He was 84.

He was the dear husband of Glenavie Little (nee McClure); dear father of Jeffery Little (Belinda), Craig Little (Cindy), Kevin Little (Marie-Noelle); precious grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two; dear son of Leon George Little and Minnie Lorna Little (nee Johnson).

Born March 20, 1921 in Friday Harbor, Myron grew up with his brother Robin at the family’s resort, Kwan Lamah. He then attended the University of Washington. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business, he joined the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant, going on to serve during World War II in Europe.

While in Europe, he met and married his first wife, Solange Jacquemin of Paris, France, and had three sons. Returning after the war to the U.S., he then served in Korea and later Japan, where his family joined him.

Myron achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel by the time he retired in 1969. His sons also followed into the military life, with Jeff joining the Coast Guard and Craig and Kevin achieving the rank of captain in the Navy.

Settling in St. Louis, he went on to a long career with the Defense Department. He later married Glenavie McClure.

Myron filled his spare time as a working owner of the Bath and Tennis Club of Ballwin, Mo. Glen and Myron traveled Europe, Hawaii and the rest of the U.S. He loved the San Juan Islands and both Myron and Glen enjoyed spending many summers together at their cabin, “Mountain View”, at the north end of the former Kwan Lamah Resort.

Myron had a full and productive life enjoying his family and friends. In later years, he suffered from emphysema. Myron loved his country and served it well.

Graveside services will be held at the Valley Cemetery in Friday Harbor at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 6. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Please share your condolences and memories at

There will be a reception following the funeral at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church.