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June 29, 2022

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Turning 105, she recalls her late husband
Myrtle Tebay, who will turn 105 years old this Sunday, March 27, sits in her rocking chair in her Care Center apartment.
Myrtle Tebay, who will turn 105 years old this Sunday, March 27, sits in her rocking chair in her Care Center apartment.
Ready to turn 105 years old on Sunday, March 27, Myrtle Tebay has fond memories of her late husband, Ray, who passed away in May 2006.
"Ray and I, we did everything together," she said. "It was always the two of us."
The Racine United Methodist Church was a big part of the couple's lives. They met there as members of the youth fellowship and were married there on June 18, 1940. Myrtle remembers the unique wedding, with flowers provided by a neighbor of Myrtle's mother, and homemade food.
Myrtle says whenever she happens upon people she hasn't seen in a long time, they inevitably talk about not only Myrtle or not only Ray, but the two of them as a couple.
"Ray was a gentleman all around," Myrtle said. "He and I did a lot of things together. We were both in scouting, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts."
Myrtle H. Lawson was born on March 27, 1917 and grew up in a country home near Stewartville. In her early years, her family moved to Racine, where she attended country school...
For more on this story pick up your copy of the March 22 Stewartville STAR.

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