Today we gather with family and friends to remember a very special lady.
Myrna Wardle Harrison
She was born at Ashley Valley Hospital on June 2, 1937 to Lowell & Lemar Wardle. She was the 4th of 5 children. She lived her entire life in the Uintah Basin. As a young woman she worked at Vernal Drug for $1 per hour making malts and shakes after school. This is where she met the love of her life Stanley Lou Harrison. They dated for 2 years and were married on April 2, 1956. They finally settled in Davis in a house they built. They had 5 children; she spent her time raising her family and working on the farm. She loved to drive the team of horses and farm tractors. She went to work at the Naples school as a cook. She held many positions over her career from cook to head cook. She even had the lunchroom named in her honor “Myrna’s Munch Room”. She retired after 28 years of a service. She told me Naples School always felt like home. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Where she had various callings in primary, relief society, Sunday school, word music director, pianist and choir just to name a few. She had a deep love for the church and a strong testimony. Her and grandpa liked to go on road trips with Grant & Floy Johnson, and Larry & Leona Richardson, they would use animal sales as the excuse to be gone for 5-6 days. She did get to take the trip of lifetime in 1977 with her friend Lorraine to Hawaii, and a few years ago she came to visit my family in North Dakota, we jumped the border into Canada and had to smuggle her back. She enjoyed bowling with the girls, lunch with the ladies she used to work with, and her Thursday hair appointments. Later in life you could always find Grandma at home in her chair with a coke and her little dog, looking out at all the animals who visited her yard she could tell you in great detail about every one of them. I was blessed to be able to visit grandma towards the end of her amazing life, and she stated to me, “I had quite a life from sheering sheep to raising my boys, they were good kids.”
Stanley Lou (Tammy) Harrison - Vernal
Tom Harrison – Vernal
Kirk (Leah) Harrison – Vernal
Her Angel Becky Ann Harrison – House of the Lord
David (Barbara) Harrison – Kingman, Kansas
25 – Grandchildren
51 – Great Grandchildren
16 – Great Great Grandchildren
Brother – Holt (Dana) Wardle
Numerous friend and family too many to mention, we would be here for days. She was loved by all.
Proceeded in death by:
Daughter Beck Ann Harrison
Husband Stanley Lou Harrison
Parents Lowell & Lemar Wardle
Sisters Oma Wardle & Gwen Reynolds
Brother Billy Wardle
Granddaughter Tyra Harrison
Grandson Sheldon Wardwell
Great Great Grandson Connor Scott Tafte
Funeral Services for Myrna will be held Friday, September 1, 2023 at the Davis 4th Ward Chapel at 11 am with viewings 1 hour prior to service, and Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 6-8 at the Blackburn Mortuary.
Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.