Myron Joseph Pree
January 15, 1958 – October 3, 2021
Myron Joseph Pree, 63, suddenly died of Covid pneumonia on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He was born on January 15, 1958 to Leo and Bonnie Pree in Bloomington, Illinois. In first grade, Myron moved to Gridley, Ill. To live with foster parents James and Mariam Hutchison. Myron graduated from Homeland High School, Illnois Weslyn University, and the University of Nevada, Reno.
He has always been drawn to music and shared his passion through music education. Although he could play several instruments, his favorites were the organ and piano. He began his teaching career at Deer Creek Mackinaw School District, teaching elementary school music, high school band and choir in Mackinaw, Illinois. He got involved in the Community Theater.
He married Su-Lynda Simpson in Mackinaw on August 2, 1986. After moving to Nevada, they had two daughters, Sarah and Emily. Myron has taught at Owyhee Combined School, Spring Creek Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Elko Junior High School, Elko High School, and Spring Creek High School. He directed musicals, taught choirs and bands and took music groups to various performances.
Myron was a man of faith and used his musical talent to accompany the service throughout his life. He has also worked for several hospitality businesses including Bob Evans Restaurant, Red Lion Inn and Casino, Gold County Inn, Best Western Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, and Shutters Hotel. In addition to his work in the hospitality industry, he also founded his own company, S&E Distributing.
He leaves behind his wife Su-Lynda, daughter Sarah Kiehn (Alex), daughter Emily Pree, grandchildren Lila Jo and Reed Olin Kiehn. He leaves the siblings Harold Pugsley, Mike Pree, Marsha Arnold, Merle Pree, Shirley Splawn, Jim Hutchison, Jayne English and various nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by James and Mariam Hutchison, Leo and Bonnie Pree, Sandy Hofmann and Marty Pree.
On Saturday, November 13th, 2021, there will be a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. in the Burns Funeral Home. Instead of flowers, donate to a music organization of your choice.
Published by Elko Daily on October 9, 2021.