Myra C. Otto, 61 years of age, of Holdrege

Memorial Services for Myra C. Otto will be conducted from the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Nebraska on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Kenton Birtell, officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Myra C. Otto, 61 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. Myra was born September 4, 1952 at Kearney, Nebraska, the sixth of seven children born to Gilbert L. and Marge (Roper) Anderson. She received her education from Holdrege High School, graduating with the class of 1970. In later years, Myra pursued higher education from Hastings Community College.

On February 5, 1972, she was united in marriage to Terry Mayo in Holdrege and to this union one son, Travis was born.

On March 12, 1982, she was united in marriage to Norman C. Otto and to this union two children were born: Lucas and Myranda. The family made their home in Holdrege, where Myra was employed by Becton-Dickenson for ten years. She and Norman's marriage later ended.

Myra then went to work for First National Bank of Omaha in Kearney for many years.

Myra was a very strong willed woman. She will be admired and remembered for her strength and endurance in her fight.

Myra enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, trying to spoil them every chance she could. She also enjoyed cooking and crafting, especially stamping cards. Myra loved the Christmas season and enjoyed starting a tradition of making Christmas trees for each of her children and grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Myra was preceded in death by her siblings: Charles Anders, Joan Dyke, Jonnie Huff and Lee Anderson.

She leaves to mourn her passing; her three children: Travis Mayo and his wife, Alisha of North Platte, Nebraska, Lucas Otto and his wife, Amber of Holdrege and Myranda Otto of Holdrege; four grandchildren: Treyton and Ashlyn Mayo of North Platte, Hudson and Madden Otto of Holdrege; one brother, Steve Anderson of Funk, Nebraska; one sister, Linda Zabel of Minnesota; and a host of other relatives and friends.

There will be no visitation, as the family is honoring her wish for cremation.

A memorial has been established in Myra's honor and kindly suggested to the family.

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The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

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