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Myrtle Harriett Haney (Irwin)

February 12, 1926 - December 26, 2010

Viewing will be held at 9:00 AM Thursday, December 30, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A celebration of Myrtle’s life will follow at 10:00 AM with internment at Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Boys Town.

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Myrtle Harriett (Irwin) Haney, 84, of Lebanon (formerly of Sweet Home) passed away Sunday. She was born in Broadus, Montana to Thomas and Nellie (Edwards) Irwin.

Myrtle lived in Broadus until she was eleven, when the family moved to Kansas. She graduated from the eighth grade while living there. Then they moved to Brownsville where she graduated from high school.

Myrtle married Harley Henderson in February of 1946. They later divorced.

She raised her family in Brownsville, and then moved to Sweet Home in 1979 after marrying Paul Haney. She worked as a milker for two Brownsville Dairy farms and retired from Peter Jensen’s Dairy when she was 64 years old in 1990. She spent the last four years of her life in an assisted living facility in Lebanon.

Myrtle loved gardening, crocheting, and crafts. She had a degree in Master Gardening and loved to spend every day in her garden. If she wasn’t gardening or crocheting, she was reading.

She is survived by: her children, Scott Henderson of Brownsville, Krystal Henderson and partner Nancy Aguirre of Tucson, Arizona, Stuart Henderson of Albany, Cathy Ader and her husband Dave of Brownsville, Cindy Reynolds and her husband Joe of Sweet Home, and Rodney Henderson of Sweet Home; brother, Albert Irwin of Brownsville; constant companion, Fifi, her dog; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Myrtle was preceded in death by: her son, Gary Henderson; husband, Paul Haney; siblings, Tom Irwin, Jim Irwin, Hazel Stevens, and Lois Mishler.

Viewing will be held at 9:00 AM Thursday, December 30, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A celebration of Myrtle’s life will follow at 10:00 AM with internment at Liberty Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Boys Town.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.