OLGARD, Myrna Loy (Age 79) Myrna died peacefully on May 3, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born January 23, 1935 in Boulder, Colorado, where she grew up the only child of John and Hilda Zaike. Myrna graduated from Lafayette High School in 1952 where she was a member of the volleyball team. On November 15, 1955, Myrna was certified as an X-Ray Technician by the American College of Radiology and The American Society of X-Ray Technicians. Myrna married Vernon Lloyd Olgard April 21, 1957. After their wedding in Lafayette, CO, they were stationed at Travis AFB, California, followed by Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana and finally Fairchild AFB in Spokane. While in Spokane, she utilized her training to volunteer at Shriner's Children's Hospital and later worked as a Radiation Therapist at Sacred Heart Hospital. Following her retirement from Sacred Heart Hospital, Myrna enjoyed time with family and watching her grandchildren grow up. She attended many dance recitals and athletic events and had the pleasure of seeing three of her granddaughters get married. Vernon and Myrna loved traveling with friends to all parts of this great country, putting many miles on their RV. Myrna was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi, Red Hats Society, and The Spokane Club where she served on many committees. Myrna is survived by her son Bruce (Sandra) and daughter Trina Olgard; granddaughters Kathleen Proud (Ryan), Natalie Kraft (Matt), Candice Anderson (Brad), Emma Olgard and Alexis Olgard. Myrna is preceded in death by her parents John and Hilda and husband, Vernon. A Memorial Service will be held at Heritage Chapel on Saturday, May 10th at 2:00pm.
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508 North Government Way Spokane, WA 99224
Published in Spokesman-Review on May 7, 2014