Pauline E. Myers, 90, a homemaker from Havertown, died of a compound fracture of the femur Friday at her home.
Mrs. Myers was born in Fox Hill, Va., and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., where she graduated from Walton High School in 1937.
She met her husband, Richard H. Myers, while he was a student at New York University. They married in 1938, and moved to a 21/2-acre property in the Bon Air section of Havertown.
He died in 1995 of a rare disease that affects the way the body uses proteins.
Mrs. Myers enjoyed crossword puzzles, cooking, gardening and sewing. Her daughter, Suzanne M. Gormley, said the family raised fruits and vegetables and canned them for family use.
The leftover canned goods, including jellies, went to neighbors, Gormley said.
"The neighbors still talk about it today," Gormley said.
Mrs. Myers volunteered her time to the campaign for awareness of breast cancer and to the ALS Foundation, which helps raise money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. She attended Hope United Methodist Church in Havertown, and was a former member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Bon Air Fire Co.
Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are a son, Richard H. Myers II; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
A viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Rothermel-Videon-Givnish of Havertown, 57 S. Eagle Rd. A funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia.
Donations in her name may be made to the Bon Air Fire Co., 541 Royal Ave., Havertown, Pa. 19083.