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Myra Shearin Anderson


1939 - 2012 | Obituary Condolences
Myra Shearin Anderson
Virginia Beach - Myra Shearin Anderson died April 7, 2012. She passed peacefully surrounded by her three daughters. Shearin was born in Norfolk on September 29, 1939 and lived most of her adult life in Virginia Beach. She was the only child of Maurice and Mary C. Grubbs, also of Norfolk. She was a graduate of William & Mary and La Sorbonne in Paris, France. Shearin was an accomplished classical pianist and chef. She was fluent in four languages, a USTA Tennis Umpire and Master Gardener. She was an avid birder and an active member of the National Audubon Society. Shearin achieved success in whatever she cared to undertake and made it seem effortless. She taught French and Spanish and was a girl's tennis coach in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools for over twenty years. Shearin was also a member of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church. Her door was always open and she never turned away anyone in need. Shearin was both spiritual and creative; brilliant and compassionate; insightful and artistic. Throughout her life, Shearin shared her love of art, music, literature, theatre, fine cuisine, nature, and all things beautiful with her family and friends. Shearin is survived by her three daughters; Amy Campbell of Richmond and her sons, Griffin and Cole; Elissa Smith of Virginia Beach, her husband Jim and their children, Jack-Henry, Leif, Nate and Abigail; Molly Toehlke of Virginia Beach, her husband Art and their children Wyatt, Anna and Erik. A small private ceremony was held by the family in her memory. As our mother, she was incomparable. She is loved so very much and we miss her dearly each and every day.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 27, 2013
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