Edith Marie Myhre

Age 90, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013. She was born in Staten Island, NY, on January 8, 1923 to Hugh and Freida Morrow (nee Dietrich).

Edith grew up in Staten Island, New York, and graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1940 with honors. Edith worked at Kresge’s 5 & 10 Cent Store, Weissglass Dairy, Bell Telephone Co., and The Jewish Foundation School as a bookkeeper and also at Unexcelled Fireworks Plant on Staten Island, where she assembled bombs during World War II. She married Frank J Siebold in May, of 1942, and they had a son, Frank J. (Jasmine) Siebold, Jr. of Myrtle Creek, OR. After her divorce, she lived for a short time in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She returned to NY, and married Olaf A Myhre II on January 11, 1958. Their children: are Edith M. (Kevin) Calkins of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, and Olaf A. (Edith Irene) Myhre III of Riddle, Oregon, and step-son, Gregory H. (Kathy) Myhre of Staten Island, NY. Olaf Jr. recently worked at the Umatilla Weapons Disposal Facility near Hermiston, Oregon, disassembling some of those same bombs created in World War II.

Edith and her family moved to Canyonville, Oregon, in 1977. She worked for 25 years at Hobi Logging Supply in Roseburg, OR as a bookkeeper, retiring in 2002. She was a member of the Oregon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Canyonville where she was Worthy Matron in 1984/85 and again in 1985/86. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Canyonville. She exercised at the Oregon South Health Club well into her 80’s. Edith also enjoyed knitting, doing crosswords, reading, baking those special cream puffs for her Hobi crew and preparing delicious dinners for family gatherings.

She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother; and three brothers: Hugh Morrow Jr. of Venice, Florida; George Morrow of Staten Island, NY; and John J. Morrow of Venice, Florida; and one step-brother, Raymond R. Roock of Venice, Florida. She is survived by her children: Frank; Edith; and Olaf; and step-son, Gregory; she is also survived by nine grandchildren: Michelle (Pat) Fourmont of Carlsbad, CA; Scott (Megan) Siebold of Trinity Alps, CA; Patrick Siebold of Las Vegas, NV; Jeanette Choong of Singapore; Russell (Danae) Cramer of Ellensburg, WA; Aaron (Kimberly) Traylor of Palm Springs, CA; Tara (Christian) Yates of Myrtle Creek, OR; Mark (Kyomi) Traylor of Kailua, HI; Katelyn Myhre of Staten Island, NY; and 13 great-grandchildren: Donovan; Drue; Benjamin; Keegan; Talula; Colt; Katlyn; Zachary; Connor; Layton; Sway; Brittany; and Ryuta. Her family and her friends will miss her dearly. She had many friends through the years and stayed in touch with a lot of them for over 80 years!

She and her brothers had that extra twinkle in their eyes that gave them a zest for life and a sparkle to everyone they met.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Canyonville United Methodist Church, 130 SW Pine, Canyonville, Oregon. Memorial donations may be made to the Canyonville United Methodist Church, PO Box 143, Canyonville, OR 97417.


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