Myrna Loy Kirkpatrick

December 30, 1936, October 31, 2019

Myrna Loy Kirkpatrick

Myrna Loy Kirkpatrick, 82, of Groves, died Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, Groves. She was born December 30, 1936, in Galveston.

Myrna was a 1955 graduate of High Island High School where she served as a cheerleader and the captain of her school's basketball team. While in high school, she went steady with her future husband, Harlan Kirkpatrick, and, after graduation, married him on March 9, 1956. They made a home together for over sixty years, raising children and spoiling grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She passed on an enduring love for movies, especially westerns, to her children. She dearly loved John Wayne and had a framed portrait of “The Duke” over the fireplace. Her favorite Wayne movie was “The Searchers” and she was so taken with his line, “That'll be the day.”, in that movie, that she had the catchphrase chiseled on the couple's headstone at Fairview Cemetery.

She was a very good bowler and enjoyed going on bowling tournament trips with her friends, Betty Shannon, Flo “Sweet One” Benoit, and Hedi Zampini. She enjoyed bingo and trips to the casinos. Every one of her grandchildren had the privilege of learning to play bingo from their “Ma”.

However, her true love was her husband, Harlan. Whether it was selling shrimp off of his shrimp boat or spending months at their beach cabin in Gilchrist, Myrna was always close. An act of pure love since she wasn't fond of the beach at all. A stay-at-home wife and mother, Myrna would be his near constant companion until his death in 2016. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and, until the last few months, she would bring you up to date on every child any time you would visit.

Myrna would say that she didn't mind spending time alone and would say that when she was alone, she was in “good company”. Being without Harlan, these past three years, would prove to be more “alone time” than she wanted. She would increasingly state that she was ready to be with him and wished she would just go to sleep and not wake up. On October 31, she took her afternoon nap and did not wake up. She is with him now and her loneliness has ended. She will forever be in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, family, and friends. Even though they will miss her terribly, they know she is where she wants to be. Where she should be.

Survivors include her children, Michael Kirkpatrick and his wife, Joan, of Beaumont and Tammy K. Davis and her husband, Shaun, of Groves; grandchildren, Carly Davis Thibodeaux and her husband, Jardin, of Bridge City; Abby Davis Rauschenberger and her husband, Hank, of Baton Rouge; Travis Kirkpatrick and his wife, Kathleen, of Austin; Hunter Tynan Davis, of Nashville, Tennessee; and Stephen Baird and his wife, Nikki, of Austin; great-grandchildren, Henrietta Claire and Harlan Shaun Rauschenberger; brother, Melvin Wood and his wife, Barbara, of Jacksonville; and sister-in-law, Patty Wood, of Winnie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Robert Wood; husband, Henry Harlan Kirkpatrick; and brothers, Don Wood and Gene Wood.

A gathering of Mrs. Kirkpatrick’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Fairview Cemetery, 223 Cemetery Road, Winnie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, Texas 75244.

Video

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, November 04, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Graveside Service
Fairview Cemetery
Fairview Cemetery Rd. Winnie, TX 77665
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
11:00 a.m.

Comments (6)

  • Juanita McKinney Viator

    09 November 2019 at 11:53 | #

    So sad to hear about Myrna Loy. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.

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  • Andrew Faggard

    07 November 2019 at 00:55 | #

    We all have a lot of wonderful memories about Myrna Loy and all of mine was in Gilchrist. The Love she shower for Harlan and all of her family always showed. She also enjoyes and Loved her friends too, For so many years i saved a week of vacation in October and would shrimp with Harlan and she always made sure we something to eat and drink.
    The most beautiful thing about Myrna Loy passing is that she is in heaven with Harlan, back together again, so much Love between them. May the Lord continue to bless you as you adjust to Myrna Loy not being here with you on earth, but their memories will always be with you. God bless

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  • Girlean McCALL

    05 November 2019 at 19:00 | #

    Tammy, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Tommy and I are both under the weather and unable to attend her services. Loved your mom and Dad , they always treated me like family! If you need anything feel free to call. Prayers.

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  • Karen Davis West

    02 November 2019 at 20:08 | #

    Maw, I will always treasure the time spent in Gilcrest with our families. You and Harlan will forever be in our hearts.

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  • Peggy McKinney Coleman

    02 November 2019 at 12:22 | #

    So sorry to hear about Myrna Loy. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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  • Christine Davis Cerny

    01 November 2019 at 21:33 | #

    Goodbye Maw. We will miss you and will talk about you often. Our family loves your daughter Tammy and will comfort her.

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