|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1923|
Van Zandt County
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1982|
Myrtle Fay the last child born to Charlie Lee and Julia Ann 'Allen' Sullivan. Born on August 18, 1923 in Canton, Texas. The family moved from 'The Free State' to Dallas, in 1930 following the Stock Market Crash.
When she was sixteen, Aunt Myrtle badly cut her hand trying to wrest the top from a can of food. Bleeding profusely, her older sister Oleta wrapped the wound with a dish towel and applied pressure as they walked to the hospital since they did not have a car. She received stitches.
Myrtle lived in Dallas the remainder of her life. She met and married Lew Cal Richey. She and Lew became parents of their one and only child Lew, who was nicknamed Sonny. Lew Cal, or rather Uncle L.C. suffered terrible depression in his later years combined with medical issues. Myrtle remained vigilant and cared for him until his death on February 2, 1981.
In early 1982, Aunt Myrtle began experiencing her own health issues and was ultimately diagnosed with cancer of the liver. She began chemotherapy and eventually lost her ash brown hair. When it was determined treatments were no longer a viable option, she began to make her own funeral arrangements. While her hair did begin to re-grow, it came back black. She asked her sister Oleta to purchase a wig for her, and her great-niece (me) styled it just the way she wanted it. She then requested that it be placed on the top shelf of her closet and used only for her burial.
Myrtle Fay Sullivan Richey received hospice care in her home. She left to be with her Lord on July 17, 1982.
Charlie Lee Sullivan (1881 - 1961)
Julia Ann Allen Sullivan (1886 - 1962)
Note: Cause of Death: Hepatic Cancer
Restland Memorial Park
Created by: Mary Ann Brown-Powell
Record added: Dec 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81841710