Myra K. Krider, of Woodland Park, Colorado, died in the care of Hospice in Colorado Springs on Tuesday March 22,2016. She was born to Joseph and Byrdine Mills in Sikeston, Missouri on January 10, 1958.
Myra grew up in Sikeston, attended Southeast Missouri State University, and entered a long career in marketing, advertising, and business liaison. She has lived in Galveston Island, Texas and a ranch in Idaho. While working and living in Nashville, Tennessee she met and married her husband Jason, a career military man, and went on to enjoy assignments at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Stuttgart, Germany, Lake Constance, Germany, Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Fort Carson, Colorado.
Myra was trained by her Mother to always be active in local organizations and community affairs. She was a Brownie, Girl Scout and Girl Scout Leader. She was
Honor Queen of Job’s Daughters and a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Family Readiness Group Leader at Battalion and Brigade level. She led Service Organizations (USO) tours for military families to Poland, France, Austria and Switzerland. She improved access and opportunities for soldiers seeking services with Morale, Welfare and Recreation at remote military bases. She was a supporter of the Special Forces Association and the Special Forces Charitable Trust. She sat as a Board Member on a local Chamber of Commerce and Co-Chaired an Annual Oktoberfest celebration. She was a supporter of the Arts, having been instructed in piano from a young child into adulthood. Her love of music inspired her to work with and for the Colorado Festival of World Theater, and the local Symphony Guild which sponsors classrooms of children for introduction to classical music by attending performances of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Myra is the Recipient of numerous civilian and civilian-military awards, including The Colonel Maggie Raye Volunteer Award.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her Sister, Karen (Jim) Ramsey of Brentwood, Tennessee; Brother Dan (Evelyn) Mills, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; her beloved nephew and niece Jeff (Kristin) Ramsey, Nashville, Tennessee; Stacy (Jake) Mills, St. Louis, Missouri.
A somber and sacred ceremony will be conducted by The Order of the Eastern Star on April 9, 2016 at the Madison Funeral Home, 219 E Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, Tennessee. The reception will begin at 4 P.M. followed by Eastern Star Service at 6:30 P.M. A not-so-somber wake will be held on May 6, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at The Warehouse, 25 West Cimarron Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Madison Funeral Home