Myrtle Morrison of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018 at Amore Manor Assisted Living in Chandler at the age of 99 ½ just six months away from her milestone birthday of 100.
This information is from notes in her bible. Myrtle Marie Putty was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 17, 1919, the fifth of seven children. Myrtle gave birth to a daughter Peggy on March 12, 1939 and a son Arthur on July 26, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri, and a son Eugene on July 17, 1946 in Fresno, California. Of particular interest was a handwritten note in her Bible stating that her son Eugene was “saved” on October 14, 1962, along with an obituary indicating that he passed away on January 30, 1968.
Myrtle lived with her son Arthur in California until 1985 when they moved to Arizona and lived on a ranch near the Superstition mountains in Apache Junction. This is where Arthur met and later married Catherine Dziadul on May 20, 1987. Myrtle lived with Arthur and Catherine in Apache Junction for 30 years. Arthur predeceased his mother passing in July 2009. Catherine lovingly cared for Myrtle until Catherine passed in December 2017. It is our understanding that Myrtle did not have any living relatives.
After Catherine passed Myrtle moved to Amore Manor in January of 2018. During her short time at Amore Manor, Myrtle made many new friends. All expressed great sadness at her passing, because she was thought of so fondly by both the residents, nurses, visiting care-givers, and staff as a very kind and gracious lady who always had a nice smile.
Myrtle had many challenges in her life, but she never focused on the negative. Instead, she faced every challenge with courage and grace. She was resilient, resourceful, always so appreciative, and kind. She touched the heart of everyone she met.
What better legacy could Myrtle leave beyond the wonderful fact that she will be remembered for her resilience, grace, smile, and her beautiful kind spirit. All of which is a reminder to everyone to simply go on with life and aspire to do likewise.