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Myra C. Gresh, 65, passed away while being comforted by family and hospice at her home in Boynton Beach, Florida on May 6, 2012.

Myra Nell Cash was born in Ocala, Florida to loving parents and two older brothers. After graduating from Ocala High in 1964, she attended Central Florida Community College before moving to the panhandle to begin her career in government service at Tyndall Air Force Base. In 1968, Myra traveled to the Republic of the Philippines to marry Airman First Class Edward Gresh on Clark Air Base, where they lived until they moved to Gainesville, Florida in September 1969. Myra and Ed remained devoted friends following their 2004 divorce, fondly keeping in touch until he passed away in 2011.

Over the course of her 40-year career, Myra worked for the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Department of Defense in several Florida locations and in the Philippines, and she received numerous performance awards and accolades for her excellent work. Her longest assignment was with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and she retired as Management Analyst of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center after 35 years of Federal Service.

Myra believed her proudest accomplishments revolved around the birth of her daughters and their activities as they grew up in "Gator Country" in and around Gainesville. In 2005, she retired to south Florida to savor life as a full-time grandmother.

Myra enjoyed fellowship in the Red Hat Society, and she cherished membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in myriad volunteer capacities over 33 years.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Elizabeth Easterlin Fournier and Carl Jones Cash, Sr., and her eldest brother, Carl J. Cash, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters Tiffany L. de Berry and Jennifer L. Gresh; her grandchildren Kamila, Elana, and Nevan; her brother George; and her nieces Terri and Michelle.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to in memory of Myra Gresh, who was an exemplar of courage and grace during a two-year struggle with glioblastoma brain cancer.

A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at 1480 Knuth Road in Boynton Beach on Saturday, May 19th at 1:30 pm.

Published in Gainesville Sun from May 13 to May 14, 2012