Myrtle Matilda Turin was born August 19, 1900 at rural Kiron, Iowa to John P. and Hilda A. Lundberg Turin. She attended school through the eighth grade. Myrtle helped raise her eleven brothers and sisters and also tended to her parents until their deaths. She enjoyed her life as a homemaker, and prepared many meals for family and the hired hands on the farm. Myrtle enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables, as well as crocheting in her free time.
Myrtle was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kiron and was baptized there in 1913. She was honored by the church for her membership of over 85 years, the longest in the church's history. Myrtle was also a member of Ladies Aid and Women's Missionary Society.
Myrtle moved to Odebolt in 1956 and on October 31, 1991 she moved to the Colonial Manor, now known as the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center. She died there Friday March 20, 1998. At the time of her death she had attained the age of 97 years, 7 months, and 1 day.
Including her parents, Myrtle was preceded in death by all eleven brothers and sisters; Albin, Ellen, Edwin, Ernest Walter, Arnold, Ethel, Herbert, Lydia, Ernest Theodore, Ida and Mildred.
Those who remain to cherish her memory include two brothers-in-law, Weldon Pickering of Spencer, Iowa, and Carl Abbott of Greenfield, Iowa and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.