Myrtis Wardlow Hobby
Myrtis Wardlow Hobby, 82, passed into Eternity on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Naples Community Hospital in Naples. She had been ill for about four weeks; her battle with illness now complete.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at East Naples United Methodist Church on Airport Road in Naples.
Myrtis was born May 18, 1926 in Ashburn, GA. She married Clyde Hobby on May 23, 1948, in Sarasota, FL and spent the next 60 years living every single moment of every single day to the fullest. Her journey into Eternity cannot be characterized easily.
Myrtis and Clyde built a most successful clothing business in their hometown of Ashburn, GA, devoting themselves to the business, the community and their two sons, Redding and Alan. As the family grew and matured, so did the business and the opportunity for family enrichment. On a vacation in 1960 to New York, Myrtis went to Radio City Music Hall and was selected out of the audience to be a contestant on the Price is Right. She was the champion for three days and brought her loot back to Georgia.
After Redding and Alan began their lives, Myrtis and Clyde’s penchant for their business brought continued success. She and her husband became avid golfers and passionate duffers. In 1981, Myrtis and Clyde sold the business and moved to Naples. They settled into their passions, each other and golf. Myrtis was president of the Wyndemere Women’s Golf Association and an active member in every activity of the programs there. Later, Myrtis and Clyde moved their golf, bridge and bingo prowess to Royal Palm Country Club in Lely, near their home. During her golf career, Myrtis sank three holes-inone and filled her closet with tournament winnings for years.
Myrtis loved her husband Clyde, her sons and family, and her life.
Her husband, friends and family knew her by several names, Sweetheart, Lucky Myrt, and Moma, all these names embodied this great lady and enriched the lives of all.
Survivors include her husband, Clyde; her son, Redding and daughter-in-law, Susan; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Alan; and his wife, Deborah; her brother; and her sister.
The family asks that memorials be made in honor of Myrtis to the American Heart Association.
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