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Myrle Christine Stromstad passed away in her sleep on February 11, 2013. She was born in Butte, Montana on February 11, 1917 and moved to Long Beach, California in 1931 and attended Jordan High School.

In 1939 she married Milton T. Stromstad and lived in the San Fernando Valley where they were blessed with sons, Lee and Glen, and a daughter, Toni.

In 1959, the family moved to Humboldt County and lived in Rio Dell for 10 years and owned Milt’s Shell in Rio Dell and in 1968 they purchased Central Grocery. In 1969 they moved to Garberville where they owned Milt’s Saw Shop until they retired.

Myrle was a homemaker and loving partner with her husband, Milt. She loved her family, nature, flowers, animals and dogs. She was a good cook and liked to collect recipes and she enjoyed cooking great meals for her family and friends.

In retirement she and Milt traveled to Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New York and many other states and visited national parks. Myrle was a member of the Garberville Civic Club and Dance Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian Wilhelm and Florence L. Anderson, and stepfather, Roy Anderson; husband, Milton T. Stromstad; and son, Lee A. Stromstad.

She leaves behind her son, Glen E. Stromstad, and daughter-in-law, Corinne M. Stromstad; daughter, Toni L. Dailey, and son-in-law, Neil T. Harris; nieces, Patricia Holland and Laura Imhoff; and many friends. She loved them all.


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A celebration of her life will take place on Sunday, March 3, between noon and 4 p.m. at the Garberville Civic Club, 477 Maple Lane, Garberville, CA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jerold Phelps Community Healthcare Foundation.

Arrangements were under the care of Goble’s Fortuna Mortuary.