On June 26, 2014 God called one of his servants and angel's home. Myrtle Irma Weston Dyster passed away peacefully in her sleep.
Mrs. Dyster was born in Monroe County, Alabama on July 25, 1919 to Julia (McNeil) Weston and Isaac Manly Weston. The family moved to Grand Bay, Al, in Mobile County, in 1920. Mrs. Dyster graduated from high school in 1936 and entered the Baptist Bible Institute, in New Orleans in 1940. After studying for 18 months, Mrs. Dyster felt she was not being called to full time Christian work. She returned to Grand Bay, Al and entered nursing school at Mobile Infirmary School of Nursing, in Mobile. She graduated in 1945, as Valedictorian of her class at the height of WW II. After finishing Nursing School, she moved to Arlington, Va and worked at Arlington Hospital for a year 1945-1946. Upon returning to Mobile, she worked at the Marine Hospital where she met the man who would become her husband. After a brief courtship, she married David L. Dyster in December 1947. Mrs. Dyster took a ten year break in her career as a RN to raise their two children, before returning to work at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Dyster was an operating room nurse for most of her thirty eight year career. In addition to her work at Mobile Infirmary, she worked at the hospital in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. When it ceased providing acute care, Mrs. Dyster moved to the new General Hospital in Fort Walton Beach, FL, where she worked until she retired in 1984.
In 1985, Irma and David moved to Jacksonville, FL to be closer to their son and his family. While in Jacksonville, in addition to helping care for their four grandchildren, they also worked as volunteers in the Auxiliary at Memorial Hospital. After spending eleven years in Jacksonville, they returned to the Panhandle of Fl. They became active volunteers at Sacred Heart Hospital in the Radiation Oncology Department. They also volunteered in the library at Olive Baptist Church, where they were active members. They were also familiar faces at the Gym at West Florida Regional Hospital. After David's death in 2009, Irma continued to volunteer in the Olive Baptist Church Library and continued to be a familiar face at the Gym. In September, 2013, Mrs. Dyster experienced a stroke. Although it affected her dominate right arm and hand, her speech, memory, love of the Lord and sense of humor were intact and remained so until her death.
Mrs. Dyster was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, the late David L. Dyster. She is survived by her two children, David M. Dyster (Janene Perrin Dyster) and Ruth E. Dyster (E. Allen Moore). She was blessed with four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Additionally she has six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Faith Chapel - South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Fl. (Telephone 850-432-6146) There will be a viewing at 1:00 PM with Celebration Service to follow at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Olive Baptist Church Ministry Village, 1836 Olive Road, Pensacola, Fl or to the Inez W. Barnes Scholarship Fund at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd. , New Orleans, LA 70126.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.com
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on June 28, 2014