Myrtis Mae (Tyler) Addison
September 15, 1917 - August 1, 2021
Arroyo Grande, California - Myrtis Addison passed away quietly at Wyndham Residence in Arroyo Grande on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the age of 103+11 months after a long life in the LA area and San Fernando Valley, Camarillo, and Arroyo Grande, where she lived finally near her son David (Nancy) Addison, her daughter-in-law Dr. Alice (Tony d.2009) Addison, her grandson Tyler (Alli Dana) Addison, and her grandson Sean and his son Luke Addison. She is also survived by her son Michael (Donna) Addison of Oregon, and her daughter Kathleen Addison of Rohnert Park, Ca., her grandson Ryan (Darlene) Addison of Malibu, Ca., and five generations of the Tyler and Addison extended families in California, Oregon, and Washington state.
Myrtis has now joined her husband Tom Addison, her first son Tony Addison, her step grandson Bill Patterson, and her own brothers Al (Ruthie) Tyler, Vern (Jeanette) Tyler, and Ed Tyler in heaven, just recently also Ed's wife Julia Tyler of Southern California.
Moving around a lot with her parents, Myrtis "Sis" attended eleven different schools in Southern California, and married young. She and Tom raised four children (Tony, Mike, David, Kathleen). In her mid-years Myrtis worked as a secretary for Cal State Northridge before retirement. She sewed most of her own work suits and leisure clothing, and many curtains. She and Tom moved to Leisure Village in Camarillo in the late 1970's.
Myrtis was a caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great, a hard worker, enjoyed fun with the "Good Ol' Bags" (an informal group of ageless ladies), and was a fine dessert maker— especially, mince meat and pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. Active in her Baptist choir and loved donating to Samaritan's Purse shoebox supply gifts, an avid walker and exerciser, she seemed always full of the zest of life. She enjoyed travel-trailer camping with her husband Tom, and visiting family whenever she could. She made everyone she knew just happy to be with her.
The family thanks Hospice and Wyndham Residence staff for her final care and attention. Myrtis Mom was our family matriarch…the soul of our family, and we all miss her greatly.
Fond memories and expressions of Sympathy may be shared to Addison Family, P.O. Box 96, Arroyo Grande, CA 93421 or [email protected]
Celebration of life services are to be at a later date. Neptune Society of Santa Barbara has taken care of her final rest.
Published by San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Oct. 17, 2021.