Myrtle Irene


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Myrtle Irene Skyles-Hooper

Dec 02 1918 - Apr 02 2007

Longtime resident of Shreveport, Louisiana. Myrtle Hooper was born in Rolla, Missouri in 1918 and lived there until the age of seventeen when her father moved the family to Shreveport, LA in1937. That is when she met her future husband, Woodrow Hooper, and they married in 1940. Myrtle was a homemaker, a wife and a mother who loved her family. Myrtle, whose father had led her to Christ at an early age, immediately joined the Parkview Baptist Church shortly after moving to Shreveport. She went on to become a licensed beautician and passed her State Board on the first try, of which she was very proud. Myrtle was also a gifted, self-taught seamstress. She lavished her family with these talents down through the years. She was a devoted family member and truly loved all of her brothers and sisters. She was always there for the them when they were in need. She had an enormous sense of humor, which remained with her throughout her life. After her husband’s death in February of 2000, she moved to Plano, Texas to be near her daughter Shirley and husband Bobby and also her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Myrtle is preceded in death by her parents, William Skyles and Vettie Ray Skyles; her husband of 60 years, James Woodrow Hooper; three infant sons born prematurely; seven brothers, Henry, Andrew, Georgie, Ernest, Herman, Frank and James Skyles; three sisters, Mae Duncan, Ida Gibbs and Dorothy Skyles. What a wonderful reunion she will have with all of her siblings now, her husband and her three sons and parents. But she leaves behind another family that loves her so very much and will miss her tremendously and will cherish her memory forever. She is survived by her only daughter, Shirley Ann Hooper Scriber, and husband Robert; two granddaughters, Vicki Carper and husband Doug of Plano, TX, Amy Faires and husband Gary of Austin, TX; four great-grandchildren, Morganne and Taylor Carper, Nicole and Dustin James Faires. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. The family would also like to take this time to “thank” all of the staff at the Hillcrest Nursing Home and Rehab Center of Wylie, Texas for all the wonderful and loving care they all showed Myrtle in her stay there. She was our Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, and the kindness that all of you showed her is greatly appreciated. Thank you for loving her and making her feel welcome and special in your midst. “Good-bye, Myrtle Turtle”. The family would also like to thank the Team assigned to her at American Hospice for their professionalism with such compassion in their caring for our mom. Also for the comfort and support they gave to our family and precious mom. A visitation will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney, Texas on Friday, April 6, 2007 between 7:00-9:00 PM. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 7, 2007 at Ridgeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, a donation to your local Alzheimer’s Association in Myrtle’s memory would be appreciated. Donations can also be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Greater Dallas Chapter, at 4144 N. Central Expy. Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75204. We need to fight for a cure for such a horrible disease that affects two out of every ten families, and robs them of their memories.
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