Muriel “Myrt” Lorraine Boyles, the daughter of Ralph Elmer and Muriel Nesta (Shoemaker) Roberts, was born January 13, 1927 in Reinbeck, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Everly, IA, where she received her education, graduating from Everly High School in 1945.
Myrt married Delbert “Dub” Boyles on February 22, 1946 in South Sioux City, NE. They lived the rest of their lives in Everly, where Muriel worked several jobs including Morgan Hardware Store, waitress at Molly’s Café, a cook at the school lunchroom in Everly, Froelich’s grocery store and at the Everly City scale. She was an active member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. Myrt also was involved in the Boy Scouts, AMVETS and helped with the American Legion. She also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.
Muriel passed away at Longhouse Residence on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert “Dub” in 2012; her son, Delbert “Shannon” in 2008 and a sister, Gwen Strickland.
Left to cherish her memory are a son, Allen Boyles of Everly, IA; four grandchildren: Jodi, Benjamin, DeDe and Jessie; 8 great grandchildren: Jordann, Zach, Kaleigh, Kya, Delaney, Lincoln, Jayde and James; one brother, Gerald (Peggy) Roberts of Spencer; other relatives and friends.