Myra J. Kolditz(1932 - 2013)

Myra Kolditz

Myra Jean Kolditz, 80, of Arvada, Colo., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013, at her home.

Myra was a native of New Athens, Ill. She was born June 17, 1932, in Belleville, Ill., the daughter of Conrad and Laura, nee Klee, Kolditz.

Myra attended the University of Illinois before transferring to Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., where she graduated in occupational therapy. This followed serving an internship at Jewish National Hospital in Denver. She completed her master's degree in social psychology at Colorado State. In the early 1970's she began her work as a school psychologist in the Jefferson County School District on the west side of Denver, Colo. There she worked with five of their elementary schools until her retirement in 1991. She traveled the world extensively both before and after retirement.

Myra was an active member of the First Plymouth Congregational Church in Englewood, Colo., for 52 years. She was a 50 year member of O.E.S., was active in PEO and other local organizations.

Surviving are her only brother, Loren (Trish) Kolditz as well as two loving nephews and their families. They include, Tom (Kay) Kolditz of Guilford, Conn., and Dan (Karen) Kolditz of Ballwin, Mo.; great-nieces, Jenna (Dan) Bell of Fort Riley, Kan., Kerry Kolditz of Brighton, Mass., and Jessica Kolditz of Ballwin, Mo.; and a great-nephew, Dan Jr. of Ballwin, Mo. She is also survived by many close friends in Colorado, Illinois and throughout the country.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 25, 2013