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Embree Cemetery ~ Almyra Edith Allgood ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Almyra "Myra" Edith Allgood
MAIDEN NAME: Starbuck AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 18 Aug 1917 DIED: 29 Dec 2002 BURIED:  (Embree Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
Name of father Ada Bertram Starbuck
Maiden name of mother Ruth Beaver
MARRIAGE - to James Dempsey Allgood, 21 Aug 1945, San Francisco, California
DALLAS – Almyra (Myra) Starbuck Allgood of Dallas died Dec. 29, 2002 at 2:45 a.m. at home. She was 85. 
Myra was born in Dallas to Dr. Asa Bertram and Ruth Beaver Starbuck, on Aug. 21, 1945 she married James Dempsey Allgood, U.S. Army Colonel in San Francisco. 
She was a lifetime resident of Dallas. She attended Dallas Public Schools and graduated from Dallas High School. She attended University of Oregon for three years where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She furthered her education at Art Institute of University of California in San Francisco before World War II permanently altered her desire for a career in Interior Design. 
Her life centered around her family, church and community. For many years, she was involved as Precinct Committee Women and Polk County Central Republicans. In addition, she was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Chuch Alter Guild, as well as one of the founding members establishing St. Thomas as a mission in Dallas during the late 1940’s. She took an active part in community affairs. She helped organize Dallas Public Library Gala Celebration, assisted at numerous Reed Cross blood drives, was a Cub Scout den mother and participated in door to door campaign for March of Dimes. Her legacy was instilling strong moral values and the need for community service to her children. Myra enjoyed tending her blueberry plants and loved to weave at home. She was an exceptional reader and public speaker whose independent nature made her a very unique human being. She was a lifetime member of the Polk County Museum and spent endless hours working on Senator Mark Hatfield Campaigns as her husband was Treasurer. 
She loved dogs, especially dashounds as the family had numerous dogs during her tenure. She enjoyed watching Oregon Ducks football and basketball games and listening to classical music, especially Boston Pops and Philadelphia Orchestra. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel James Dempsey Allgood, who died in 1982, her brother, Dr. Thomas Beaver Starbuck, and her sister, Mary Starbuck Pemberton. Survivors include her three adult children, daughters, Alice Bertram Herring of Kanoche, Hawaii; and Elizabeth (Libby) Ruth Allgood of Mercer Island, Wash.; and son, James Ector Starbuck Allgood of Dallas. 
There will be no memorial services. A family ceremony will commence during the summer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Willamette Valley Hospice or a charity of your choice. 
Statesman Journal 3 Jan 2003
Myra Starbuck Allgood
Aug. 18, 1917-Dec. 29, 2002
Branigar Survey
Saucy Survey & Photographs
SJ 3 Jan 2003

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