Myrt Hays(1931 - 2014)

Myrt Hays passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. She was born on March 6, 1931. in San Antonio, Texas, to Ben and Beatrice Alonzo Leal, who preceded her in death.
Myrt was the owner and manager of Roberts Apparel for over 20 years. This was the business she and her late husband, Bob Hays, opened when they moved to Alamogordo in the early 70s. She loved the store and the many friends she made through her business. She enjoyed playing golf, traveling and being with her family and friends. She also enjoyed the company of her longtime best friend and companion, Kenneth Garland, who also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son Alex Ortiz and his wife, Liz, of San Marcos, Calif.; daughters Debra Ortiz, of Alamogordo, and Pamela Dickerson and her husband, Tom, of Hereford, Texas; brother Tony Romero and his wife, Gwen, of Richardson, Texas; five grandchildren Dean Carmichael, Lori Myers, Ashley Robinson, Carrie Anderson and Doug Ortiz; and eight great-grandchildren.
At Myrt's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The Hays family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the services.
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Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home - Alamogordo
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 20 to Mar. 19, 2014