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Myrna Raye PrattOctober 31, 1920 – May 7, 2005

Myrna Raye Pratt died peacefully on May 7, 2005, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Konea and Larry Piffer, of Carbondale.Myrna Raye was born Oct. 31, 1920, to Sherman D. and Marie (Thomas) Hedge in Bristow, Okla.She had fond memories of attending third grade on Missouri Heights in 1928-29. She remembered helping her grandfather, Marshall Gen. Wayne Thomas, walk around Carbondale putting out the gas street lights, and returning in the eighth grade to be with friends Nadine and Inza Ivy, and cousin Wady Thomas.On Sept. 20, 1935, she married Harry E. Pratt in Glasgow, Mont. They lived in Montana, Oklahoma, and Kentucky before moving to Carbondale in 1946. Myrna Raye was involved in the Garden, Extension and Study clubs, worked on the Garfield County Library board and loved sewing and swimming.Myrna Raye and Harry traveled to Cedaredge, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Maui, Hawaii.She is survived by son Donald H. (Nick) Pratt and his wife Fran, of Glenwood Springs; daughters Konea (Larry) Piffer, of Carbondale, and Nancy (John) McCune, of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; sister-in-law Betty Hedge; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Myrna Raye was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, and brother Dud Hedge.No services are planned.


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