Buckley resident Myrtle L. Moreda, 74, died the afternoon of Jan. 5, 2016, due to lung cancer. She died at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw with family at her side.
She was born Feb. 24, 1941, in Yakima, Wash., to the late Chester L. and Anna (Hartley) Dugan. The family included six sisters and two brothers. In 1951 the family moved to Palmer, Wash., and she attended school in Selleck and Enumclaw. She began working at Rainier School in 1965. After several attempts to retire, she finally after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015.
She is survived by sons Billy Olson of Craig, Colo., and Johnnie Dugan of Buckley; daughters Faye Feeks of Moses Lake, Wash., and Crystal Noland of Craig, Colo.; brother Bud (Judy) Dugan; sisters Marilyn Fell, Pam (Bob) Serrano and Terry Dugan; brother-in-law Jim Jewell; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brother Eddie Dugan and sisters Delores Jewell, Sylvia Kerr and Dixie Markle.
A celebration of her life will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Buckley Eagles.