Myra Schroeder, 84, Minot, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in a Minot nursing home.
Myra was born Jan. 3, 1928, to Carl and Elsie (Zellmer) Hovey, at Van Hook. When she was a child, her family moved to Parshall, where she was raised and educated. She graduated from Parshall High School in 1946 and continued her education at Jamestown College and Minot State College. During her college years, she worked in Parshall as a lifeguard and at the drug store.
On June 19, 1949, Myra was united in marriage to William "Bill" Schroeder in Parshall. They lived on the farm, where Myra took pride in being a farm wife and mother. In the 1970s, Myra worked at Farmers Union as a bookkeeper.
Myra was a member of United Church of Christ in Parshall, where she played piano and organ during services. She was also a member of a homemakers club in Parshall.
Myra always had a large flower and vegetable garden. She enjoyed bird watching and fishing. She was often found completing crossword or jigsaw puzzles and liked playing cards and reading. While out in her yard, she had a trail of cats that would follow her everywhere.
Myra loved time spent with her family and friends, and cherished visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Myra is survived by: her husband of 63 years, William, of Minot; son, John Schroeder (Kristy), of Parshall; daughters, Joelyn Foote (Dalvin), of Parshall and Jean Foss (Dean), of Minot; brother, Roy Hovey, of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Leigh and Anna Foote, of Parshall, Reba Foote, of Bismarck, and Justin and Tyler Foss, of Minot; great-grandchildren, Haley, Carolyn, Wyatt and Wyman Wolf, and Jace Foote, all of Parshall, and Jade Foote, of Bismarck.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Wallace and Orval.
Memorial service: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at 2 p.m., in United Church of Christ, Parshall
Online condolences may be shared at (www.langhansfuneralhome.com).
(Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)