R. Myhre, age 95, resident of Mesa, AZ, formerly of
Lawton, ND, died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at her
home in Mesa.
Rose Coons was born on May 22, 1915 in Bemidji, MN,
the daughter of Thomas and Edith (Taunt) Coons. She
moved to North Dakota after the death of her father.
Dorthea was a graduate of Lawton High School. She married
Ulysses “Shorty” Myhre on October 18, 1934 in Devils
Lake, ND. They adopted a baby in 1942 and named her
Linda Lou. Shorty and Dot wintered in Arizona after
farming for 55 years east of Lawton. Ulysses died April
20, 1990. Dorthea moved to Arizona year round in 2005.
will be deeply missed by her daughter, Linda Powers
of Mesa, AZ; two grandchildren, Lana Powers of Phoenix,
AZ and Greg Powers of Grand Forks, ND; one great granddaughter,
Stephanie Powers of Grand Forks, ND.
was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters,
Ruby Laurion of Wisconsin, Eva Ware of Nevada, and Lillian
Falls of Coos Bay, OR.
Funeral Service for Dorthea will be held at the Aaker
Funeral Home of Lakota, ND, on Sunday, December 12,
2010 at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be the Reverend Don
Reynolds and the organist will be Margaret Swanson.
Interment will be in the Spring at the Edmore Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday,
from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.