Rosalie "Biker Babe" Myers June 1, 1921 - July 4, 2016
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Posted by: Robin Donnelly
It is with a heavy heart that we let you know that Rosalie "Biker Babe" Myers passed away July 4, 2016 at age 95.
In her true form, though, she left this earth with fireworks blasting on the 4th of July … an even more meaningful date, as she was a proud patriot of our country as well as a Diva Extraordinaire!
Dr. Rosalie Myers was an icon!
Wherever we went, everyone knew Rosalie!
She participated in our Chapter Relay for Life Poker Run on April 30, 2006. One of our members told us about her and suggested that we invite her to join our chapter as an Honorable Member of our Chapter. We decided it was a great idea and we worked with her daughter, Jacque, to plan a surprise induction into our membership on June 6, 2006. We presented Rosalie with a Chrome Diva Resolution and one of our local TV stations covered the event. Rosalie graciously accepted our offer. Little did we know how much we would learn from Rosalie!
Rosalie was born on June 1, 1921, on a ship bound for Philadelphia, PA. Soon after, her family moved to a 500 acre farm in Cape May Courthouse, NJ. She moved to Tallahassee, Florida, in 1956.
She was an MP and in the Women’s Army during World War II (OSS ‐ Office of Strategic Services). She was in charge of POW prisoners, and was the first woman to secure a tank wrecker license.
Photo: March 19, 1945
She rode motorcycles for at least 75 years and owned four motorcycles, with the “Silver Bullet” being her most recent addition to her collection. Rosalie also ran in 5K charity runs in addition to being a great support to our charity functions. Rosalie was a proud member of the Chrome Divas of Tallahassee and the Patriot Guard Riders. She had also volunteered to escort, manage, and assist with the reading of the names at The Vietnam Veterans Wall events in 2006 and 2008.
Rosalie did it all! She was a member of the U.S. Roller Skating Derby team from 1939 to 1941. She held the fastest time on a banked track. Rollers from the audience would bet that they could beat her, but none did!
Rosalie was also a professor at the Nuclear Physics Scanning Laboratory at Florida State University and a Professor of Entomology and Integrated Pest Management at Florida A&M University. She taught Entomology and Integrated Pest Control for 39 years. She retired in 2008 from the U.S. Postal Service after 18 years of service.
She then spent her time riding, running, going to meetings and supporting our local worthy causes. Rosalie was certified by the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) for riding over 900,000 miles. We commend and admire Rosalie on her many accomplishments throughout her life, especially her long‐term love of motorcycling.
She was and will always be an inspiration to all of us!