Myrtle F. Chandler

Myrtle F. Chandler, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, Colo.

She was born on Aug. 1, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., to Maude and Freeman McGuire.

Myrtle was a lifetime resident of Alliance. She was a director of the State Welfare Department in Box Butte County, from which she retired. She also worked at Alliance Head Start as a teacher where she was known as “Grandma.” Myrtle belonged to several different organizations in Alliance. People young and old always brought happiness to her.

Myrtle is survived by her sister, Marsha (Pete) Hardy-Madaris, brother, Frederic (Freddy) McGuire, both from Indianapolis, Ind.; and a sister, Marlene Griffin, of Bloomington, Ind. She is also survived by a god-child, Lawrence Casados, from Denver and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Freeman Jr., (Buddy) McGuire, grandparents (Florence and Hayes Chandler Sr.), and parents.

Funeral services will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Alliance at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be given to the donor’s organization of choice or to the Bank of the West, Alliance, NE in care of Myrtle Chandler.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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