It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Myrtle Faulkner of Oklahoma City at the age of 95 years. Following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, Myrtle passed away in hospice at Brookwood Grace Living Center. She was our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, and friend.
Myrtle was predeceased by her husband and partner of 60 years, Jack Faulkner; daughter Jacqueline (Nee: Faulkner) Maloney Majors; grandson Terry Maloney; grandson JJ Faulkner; and son-in-law Gary Maloney. She will be lovingly and fondly remembered by her sons Bobby (Robert) Faulkner and wife Jenny; Jay Faulkner and wife Bobbie; and daughter Jan Donaldson; as well as nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. She will also be dearly missed by her friends at Rancho Village Baptist Church and her friends at Brookwood Grace Living Center.
Myrtle met the love of her life, Jack Faulkner, in Perry, FL. Jack adored Myrtle and they were married on March 18, 1944. The two of them made many fond memories as they raised their four children in Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Prior to retirement, Myrtle and Jack also lived in Georgia before moving back to Oklahoma to broaden their family roots.
As Myrtle was growing up in the 1930’s and 1940’s, she was a competitive player on the school basketball team. She was an impressive adversary, teammate, and partner in all she was involved in. Myrtle enjoyed bowling, square dancing, fishing, water skiing, exercise classes, swimming, gardening, sewing, cards, board games, dominos and even hillbilly golf – and if there was a challenge, she was always out to win.
Myrtle enjoyed travelling and was willing to try just about anything and give it her best shot. Unsurprisingly, she was known for always being on time wherever she went, and usually being early to boot. She made many loyal friends wherever she went and made life-long friends through their church.
Myrtle loved her Lord and Savior, and her unconditional love was obvious in the way she cared for her family and friends. To say that she was a superwoman or a momma-bear would be stating it lightly. Her love was fierce and it radiated through her personality. She had the ability to make every one of us feel like we were her “number one”.
Her intensely loving, caring, and compassionate self was steadfastly held in place by an admirable stubbornness. We were always greeted with her “happy tears” and hugs that enveloped us. She was our protector and she relished that role.
In the days preceding her passing she proclaimed, “I love my family with all my heart. My family means the world to me.” We all know this to be exceedingly true.
She has left us with so many affectionate, doting, funny, shake-your-head memories. We each hold her in our hearts with the same unconditional love that she had for us, and we celebrate her abundantly full life.
You are taking a little part of us with you, but may you look down on us with pride for what you brought into this world. Your beauty, strength, and courage shines through us all. You are our “number one’.
A Celebration of Life for Myrtle will be held on Tuesday the 24th of November at 2:00 in the afternoon. The service will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home at 500 SW 104th Street in Oklahoma City.
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