Myrna Lea Summers 1931 - 2020

Yamhill/Carlton has lost one of its most valued and cherished ladies. Myrna Lea Summers went home to Jesus and her beloved Bob at 7:30 p.m.  Monday, April 13, 2020. She was 89 years of age. Her husband, Robert D. Summers, preceded her in death on December 11, 2018. They were married for 70+ years, and since that day she has missed him desperately and her health began to deteriorate.

Myrna was born to Kenneth and Evelyn Andrews on February 18, 1931, in Tualatin, Oregon. The first of 10 children, she learned early how to care for others. Life was hard in her growing up years, but she turned the pain of those years into loving and caring for all who came into her life.

She met and married her Bob on June 6, 1948, in Tualatin. They had six children, one daughter and five sons, all raised to love and serve the Lord and their community just as Bob and Myrna did.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Bob; son, Mike; three sisters; and one brother. She is survived by daughter, Diana Turner (Steve) of McMinnville, Oregon; son, Tom Summers (Lori) of Augusta, Montana; daughter-in-law, Sandy Summers of Lacey, Washington: sons, Ken Summers (Vickie) and Wes Summers (Becky) of Newberg, Oregon; son, Matt Summers (Kim) of Bend, Oregon; 24 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ilene Cole, Jerri Bishop and Betty Shipley; brothers, George and Jim Andrews; as well as multiple nieces and nephews and many others who called her Momma Myrna.

As a result of the current quarantine issues, her memorial service is planned for Friday September 11, 2020, at The Church on the
Hill in McMinnville. We will publish an update as the time draws near if there are any adjustments.

Donations can be made to the Carlton Food Bank, also known as Joseph's Storehouse, which Myrna founded in the 1970s, addressed to
“Yamhill Carlton Storehouse."




I knew both Bob and Myrna well. I moved out to Carlton from Lake Oswego and attended the Church they planted in Carlton down around 5th Street. Bob had brought in Jim Woods as the new pastor and I ended up sticking around to help out.
Bob was a hard working man with his flooring business, and Myrna was a great source of inspiration and insight to all those who were blessed to know her. Bob and Myrna were filled with love and they generously shared that wherever and whenever they met others. I really enjoyed talking with Myrna and would often make little trips out to where they were just to spend a little time with her. She had such a gentle spirit about her and a true love for Jesus Christ. I have no doubts that Bob and Myrna are in heaven now, rejoicing in the presence of the Lord! My life like so many others was changed by knowing Bob and Myrna Summers. God bless them both!

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