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Myrna Dyne Trowbridge, DO service Saturday

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Myrna Dyne Trowbridge, D.O., 74, died peacefully in her Valparaiso, Ind., home October 18, 2012, after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer.

Myrna was born March 6, 1938, in Valparaiso to Edward and Elizabeth Magnuson.

She is survived by four children: Brett (Becky) Trowbridge of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; Glenda (John) Dinyari, of Durham, N. Car.; Stacy (Mark) Mina of Mansfield, Mass., and Gina (Ron) Harker of Carmel, Ind.

Other survivors are sisters-in-law, Carol (Steve) Walker of Jackson Twp.; Peggy Trowbridge of Valparaiso; and Janet (Ralph) Trowbridge of Muncie, Ind.; as well as six grandchildren.

Myrna was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, Robert A. Trowbridge; brother Gillett; and sister Allene.

At age 50, after having supported the Magnuson-Trowbridge Insurance Agency, 1959 –1974, having raised four children, and having been the organist at First Presbyterian Church, Valparaiso, 1960 – 1981, Myrna enrolled in the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine from which she received her degree in 1987.

From 1988 to 2010 she opened and provided patient care at Optimum Health Center, Valparaiso, Ind. Through this endeavor she offered superior, compassionate allopathic and alternative care to many people in this community.

Having been valedictorian of the Valparaiso High School class of 1955, Myrna went on to attend DePauw University where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi social sorority and she earned her B.S. degree in music at Indiana University in 1959.

Myrna was a life member of the American Association of University Women and served as president of the Valparaiso branch 1973-1975. She was also a member of the P.E.O. Chapter B.O., for which she served in multiple positions, a member of First Presbyterian church and a 1959 Mu Phi Epsilon at Indiana University.

A memorial service celebrating Myrna’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Valparaiso. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 9, from 2 – 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Myrna’s ashes will be interred in the Magnuson family plot at Graceland Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, 3401 Valparaiso, IN 46383 or to P.E.O. Chapter B.O., c/o Marilyn Mohr, 2 Fair Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383.


Posted 11/6/2012