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Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX

OBITUARY

Myrtle H. Whitby

January 2, 1925March 16, 2020

Myrtle Haley McGee Whitby, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Killeen Texas, passed away on March 16, 2020. She was born in Camden, New Jersey on January 2, 1925. She grew up in San Marcos, Texas and graduated from Texas State Teacher’s College in 1945. In 1950, she married G.L. Whitby and became an army wife. They were married for 55 years and moved 28 times before making Killeen their permanent home in 1963. Mrs. Whitby was the pianist for the First Baptist Church of Killeen for over 15 years. She also taught music and fourth grade at Bellaire Elementary from the year it opened until she retired in 1986. After retiring from Killeen Independent School District, Mrs. Whitby made her last move with her husband to the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas where she has lived for the past 33 years. She was a teacher, an artist, a seamstress, and a musician always finding ways to share her talents and make friends. She is survived by two daughters and their families: Kathleen McDonnold and husband David, of Austin, Texas and their two daughters; Mary Jane Dubbs and husband Mike, of Tacoma, Washington and their four children. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren. Myrtle Whitby will be interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Online condolences may be offered at Colonial Funeral Home’s website. Upon her request, there will no service.

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Cherie Bostick Cockrell

March 27, 2020

Mary Jane and Kathleen,

I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our mothers were great friends. We enjoyed being backyard corner neighbors of your family for many, many years. May God bless you and comfort you at this time.

Cherie Bostick Cockrell

Beth Matkin

March 22, 2020

Mary Jane and Kathleen,
I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a talented, creative person. Your memories of her will be a treasure for the days ahead. One thing I remember were her meals she would pack for us when we went skiing at the lake, they were special and always tasted great.
Beth Matkin