Anna "Annie" Myrtle
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February 9, 1929 - October 5, 2019
Anna “Annie” Myrtle, 90, a longtime Wenatchee resident, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Wenatchee Valley Hospital.
She was born on February 9, 1929 at Springfield, Missouri, to the late John and Mae (Lloyd) Smith. She was raised and received her schooling in Springfield, Missouri. During the late 1940’s, Anna along with her sisters, traveled to Wenatchee to work in the fruit harvest. On her second visit to Wenatchee during harvest, she met Cecil E. Myrtle. They were later married on May 15, 1953 in Wenatchee. They made their home together in Wenatchee. Once their children were all in school, she went to work as a Cook at Colonial Vista. She later went to work at Hayes Cleaners where she remained for many years, retiring in the mid 1980’s. They remained in Wenatchee and on January 20, 2001, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil E. Myrtle.
Annie was a member of the New Life Center Church of God in East Wenatchee. She loved being with her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She collected ornamental Angels and Pigs and was an amazing shopper.
She is survived by three children, Becky Smiddy, East Wenatchee, Tim Myrtle, Wenatchee and Lisa Myrtle, East Wenatchee; five grandchildren, Summer Rider, East Wenatchee, Dawson Colwell (Caitlin Colwell) and Terra Johnson (Devon Johnson) both of Wenatchee, Tawnee Washburn, East Wenatchee and Jaemen Martinez, Tacoma and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Myrtle, great grandson, Lincoln Rider on May 21, 2008, her son-in-law, Tracy Colwell on April 23, 1989; two brothers, James and Frank Smith and two sisters, Betty King and Nadine Miller.
A graveside Inurnment service will be held on Wednesday, October 9th at 1:00 p.m. in Wenatchee Cemetery. You are invited to view her tribute online at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com and leave a memory for the family. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.