With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Myrna Lee Carter Calvert Ball, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at her home in Sandy, Utah at the ae of 81 from natural causes. Myrna was born November 16, 1939, in Shelby, MT. she was the 5th child born to her family of 13. She attended schools in Shelby, MT and graduated from Shelby High in 1958. After high school she moved to Great Falls, MT where she worked as a telephone operator. Shortly after that she moved to Columbia, MO were worked for an insurance company. She met her first husband, James Calvert, and they were married in 1963 and had a daughter Lucinda. Their Marriage was later solemnized, and their family sealed together in 2008 in the Jordan River Temple. After the passing of her husband, Jimmy, in 1971 she moved to Salt Lake City, UT. While living in Salt Lake she met her second husband, Robert Lowell Ball. They were Later Married in 1974 and had a daughter Emily. She worked for both Jordan and Canyons School Districts as a lunch lady for 22 years. Robert passed away in 1999. She enjoyed many years living in parts of Utah.
Myrna enjoyed life and had many interests and hobbies. She was a faithful journal keeper and recorded personal information about what was happening in her life every day. Her hobbies include Crocheting, Quilting, Embroidery, Concerts, Plays, Gardening, Canning, Traveling and Cooking. She was famous for her pies. She had a deep passion for music and played the piano. She was always in a choir. She had been singing with the Schubert Singers for over 30 years. She had a special group of friends that she liked to hang out with and play games on Thursdays. She had a deep love for family and friends. Her door was always open for anyone to come in and stay. She had a love for everyone in her life and accepted them with open arms. She made everyone feel special. Doing things for others was a special gift she had. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Myrna is survived by her Daughters Lucinda Mae Calvert and Emily Charo Young, Sandy, UT; Granddaughters: Chelsea Vivian Lee Young and Mia Kylee Mae and Carly Sue Strohm, Sandy, UT; Grandson: Lynn Lewis Schwab. Siblings: Leone Hoyt (Gene), Murlan Carter (Dee), Lynn Carter (Karen), Bruce Carter (Dora, LeRoy Carter (Judy), Del Carter (Julie), Lamar Carter, Darrol Carter (Barbara). Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents Leland Leroy Carter and Edna Mae Bell. Siblings: Peg Melville (Jerry), Glen Carter (Donna), Arden Carter, Lyle Carter, Grandson: John Jacob Hulse.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 30th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1050 East 10600 South Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held on July 29th at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road from 6 to 8 p.m. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment in the Memorial Funeral Home. 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.
Our family would like to thank Liberty Dialysis South Mountain for the wonderful Care and Treat of our mom.
I am sorry for the loss of your mum. She was a great woman and we were able to have chats with her when she would come to our dinners. I know she loved singing and I am sure she will be singing in heaven to with those that she loves. She will be missed but fondly remembered always.
Dear Lucinda, Emily, Mia and all Myrna's family - My heartfelt condolences. Myrna is a dear friend.. For over thirty years we were Visiting Teacher companions, sharing many wonderful friendships and also events in our own lives. Art and I were often recipients of her delicious baking and canning. We always enjoyed the Schubert Singers Concerts, of which Myrna was a beautiful part. I treasure the Season Quilt of mine that she finished for me. I will forever love and miss dear, faithful Myrna.. My love to her sweet family. Jeannine and Art Hardy
I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Myrna. I was in the Schubert Chorus with her for the last 6 years and from the beginning she was always nice to me and welcoming me as a new member. She will be greatly missed.