Myra G. Lindquist

by | Jan 24, 2014 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Myra G. Lindquist, born April 5, 1926, died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 8, 2014.

A longtime resident of Norfolk, Myra had resided in Jacksonville, Fla. for the past few years.

Myra was predeceased by her husband Karl A Lindquist, Jr (USN-Retired), her sister Anita Joy Cochran and her parents, Max and Celia Feinstein.

She is survived by her sister, Naomi Leopold; her sister-in-law, Anna Hoffine (Harold); her children, Sharon Lindquist-Skelley (Thomas Skelley), Karl A Lindquist, III (Karen) and Craig L. Lindquist (Sandra); her grandchildren, Stephanie Skelley Auldridge (John Auldridge), Laurie Lindquist, Alexander Lindquist (USAF), Alyson Lindquist, Erika Lindquist (USCG), Victoria Lindquist, Sophia Lindquist and Kimberly Thomas (James); her great grandchildren, Kathryn Auldridge, Taylor Thomas and Aniayah Gilmore; three step-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren and nine (and counting) step-great-great-grandchildren, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

Myra received her RN from Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was a member of the Nurse Cadet Corp during WWII . She married her beloved Karl in 1945 and traveled the country while Karl served in the Navy for more than 31 years. They retired in Norfolk where Myra worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She retired in 1988 from the Naval Medical Clinic.

Myra was in one of the first classes of Nurse Practitioners at UVa, graduating in 1974. She served as president of the Virginia Nurse Practitioners in 1983 and 1984. Myra was a Captain in the VA Defense Force, serving as head of the Medical unit and volunteered with the Civil Air Patrol and the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department.

She was active in the Norfolk Rebekah’s Lodge and the Lake Taylor Civic Club. Myra was a Life member of Hadassah. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, traveling and her grand and great grandchildren.

Myra had requested no flowers and any donations be made to the Heart Association or the Naval Fleet Reserve Branch 60. The funeral service was conducted at Woodlawn Funeral Home, with interment following in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.