Myrtle Claire passed away Friday, September 18, 2009, at West View Health Care Center in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Myrtle was born on November 11, 1918 in New England, North Dakota to Floyd and Maude Parkins.
Myrtle married Elwin Claire on June 7, 1942. She was a wonderful and loving Mother and Grandmother. She spent numerous hours helping her daughters and grandchildren with all sorts of projects, and making pounds of her famous fudge at Christmas for her family and friends. She was a good friend and a tireless worker for Eastern Star and her church. She worked with the Rainbow Girls in Wolf Point, Montana, the Girls Scout, and teaching Sunday School. Myrtle volunteered at the Wolf Point Nursing Home fixing hair, and visiting residents. She loved traveling, and always had a new joke to tell. She loved to laugh and spend time with her friends "The Golden Girls".
Myrtle will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Elwin Claire, parents, Floyd and Maude Parkins, sisters: Frances Woll, and Thelma Steigner, and brothers: Bill Parkins, and James Parkins. She is survived by her daughters: Pat Cochran, of Kimberly, Idaho, and JoEllen Grotte of Sheridan, Wyoming, one sister, Willa Rustin, from Dickinson, North Dakota, five grandchildren, Jennifer Forsness and Ryan Grotte from Sheridan, Wyoming, Tracy Larson, Lisa Schmidz and Megan Cochran from Jerome, Idaho, and eight great- grandchildren.