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Passed away April 6, 2013 in Redlands, California after a lengthy illness. She was born Myrtle Garnet Ulrich in Chicago, Illinois on November 2, 1929. The Ulrichs lived on Seventh Street in San Bernardino while she attended school, graduating from San Bernardino High School in 1948. She married her high school sweetheart, Sam Henley in July of 1951. Due to the Korean War, Sam had enlisted in the Air Force and they spent the next thirty years moving to different bases in the United States, West Germany, and South Korea.
Myrtle enjoyed bowling, mahjongg, decoupage, needlepoint and her beloved Coca-Colas.
She and Sam fell in love with Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia and traveled back there and to Hawaii as often as they could. Myrtle worked at her sister and brother-in-law's jewelry store, Kelley's Jewelers for many years. After that she volunteered with the St. Bernadine's Auxiliary also for many years, usually working in the gift shop at St. Bernadine's Hospital.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and George Ulrich, her brother, Edgar and sister, Jeanne Kelley as well as her husband Sam in 2008. She is survived by two children, Christine Perkins and David Henley and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Myrtle Henley's name to the St. Bernadine's Auxiliary.
Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, April 10 with services following on April 11 at 9:30 am at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino, CA. Burial at Riverside National Cemetery will be private.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Apr. 9, 2013
Bobbitt Memorial Chapel
1299 E. Highland Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92404