Myrtle PomeroyMyrtle Pomeroy, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 27, 2013, at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City, North Dakota.
Myrtle Vera Anderson was born on June 15, 1920, in Billings, Montana. When she was four she was orphaned by the tragic death of both her parents. Myrt, along with her brother and two sisters, were relocated to Minnesota where they were separated and raised by relatives, although Myrt was able to see her big brother Glenn during the summers . Myrtle grew up in difficult circumstances on a small farm near Audubon, Minnesota, and she graduated high school there in 1936. She completed Teacher Training School at Thief River Falls in 1937 and taught in one-room schools in western Minnesota from 1938-1940. While attending summer courses in 1940 at Moorhead State she met her future husband and love of her life, Earl "Ralph" Pomeroy.