Myrtle Lillian Rakstad Cutright, 100 years old, of Lewisburg, WV, previously of Martinez, CA, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at the Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg.
Born on September 1, 1919, in Vining, MN, she was a daughter of the late Thom Anderson and Malla Lyson Rakstad.
She graduated from Henning High School in Henning, MN, in 1938. After graduation, she served in the WACs (Women’s Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945 during WWII, as a link trainer, teaching pilots simulated instrument flying.
In 1948, she moved to Martinez and became a beautician. She attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek, CA.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Cutright; a step son, Robert J. Cutright; a daughter-in-law, Nellie D. Cutright; grandsons, Tracy B. Cutright and David E. Cutright; granddaughter, Kelly A. Cutright; half-brothers, Millard, Phillip, Marvin, Bernett, and Gilbert; and a half-sister, Edna.
She is survived by a step son, Charles W. Cutright (Mary) of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Tom (Linda) of Martinez, Bobby (Nancy) of West Point, UT, Steven (Angel) of Needles, CA, Scott of South Carolina, and Tamara of Alderson, WV; 16 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and extended loving family members.
A memorial service and interment will be in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Lafayette, CA, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made in her memory to Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the September 26, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.