Myrna Ledford

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Born Myrna Maxine Yale on April 20, 1918, at the family home in Davenport, Washington, to parents Milo Vere (MV) and Ella May Rich Yale. She died peacefully on June 12 at the age of 95 in Conroe, Texas. In death as in life she "did it her way." In life, Myrna had a strong faith characterized by a deep and expansive love for everyone as exemplified in 1 Corinthians 13, her favorite scripture.

Myrna grew up in the wheat growing capital of the country near Harrington, Washington, where her father was the owner of the town's general store. Her mother, who was an active partner in the store, had been a teacher and elementary school principal. Myrna was the pampered baby sister of two older brothers, Dean and Milo. Her childhood was typified by the idyllic 1920's small town America. She graduated from Washington State University in 1940 with degrees in psychology and sociology and had plans to pursue a master's degree in social work at Boston University. Her plans changed when she married Willard Wesley (Wes) Ledford in 1941. Her husband and family became the most important things in her life from this point forward as they raised their two daughters, Vicki and Alice. When her daughters were in high school, Myrna pursued her dream of being a social worker. After she retired, Myrna continued her life's calling by working with developmentally disabled adults.

She leaves behind to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, her two daughters, Vicki Jean Ledford and Alice Beth Ledford Housel, nephew John Walter Grebb Bradley, cherished grandson Adam Yale Housel, daughter-in-law Lacie Schkade Housel, and adored great grandson Austin Barron Housel. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Willard Wesley Ledford, two brothers, Dean and Milo Yale, and grandson Barron Wesley Housel. A celebration of her life and memorial service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Metcalf Funeral Home, 1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, Texas, 77304 (Highway 105 West) 77304, 936-756-3311

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Montgomery County), or a .


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Published on yourconroenews.com from June 15 to June 28, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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