Dateline: July 24, 2008

Myrtie Formway, age 90 of Amarillo, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2008, in the Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bob Miller, Pastor of South Georgia Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Myrtie was born on August 18, 1917, in Commerce. Her family characterized her as a feisty woman who had a positive outlook, was energetic and independent with a sense of humor and knowledge of sports – especially the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. A “shark” at playing 42, she loved to play and was very active in the Amarillo Senior Citizens Center. She also loved the patients she had helped take care of over the years as a Nursing Assistant, and she was a loving and special Granny to her grandchildren and family.

Survivors include two sons, Albert M. Formway of Cheyenne, Okla., and Jim Formway of Clarendon; two daughters, Nadene Naylor of Dyersburn, Tenn.; and Laveta Peters of Amarillo; three sisters, Marie Sims, Odene Helms, and Clara Mae Seale; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.L. “Lec” Formway, and a daughter, Avanell Hughes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BSA Hospice, PO Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105.


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