Myrtle Lillian Rakstad


Lewisburg-Myrtle Lillian Rakstad Cutright, 100, years previously of Martinez, CA, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg.

Born Sept. 1, 1919, in Vining, Minnesota, she was a daughter of the late Thorn Anderson and Malla Lyson Rakstad.

She graduated from Henning High School, Henning, MN in 1938. After graduation, she served in the WACs (Women’s Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945 during WWII, as a Link Trainer teaching pilots simulated instrument flying.

In 1948, she moved to Martinez, CA, and became a beautician. She attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek, CA.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Cutright; step-son, Robert J. Cutright; daughter-in-law, Nellie D. Cutright; grandsons, Tracy B. Cutright, David E. Cutright, and granddaughter, Kelly A. Cutright; half-brothers, Millard, Phillip, Marvin, Bernett, Gilbert and a half-sister, Edna.

She is survived by step-son, Charles W. Cutright and wife Mary of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Tom (Linda) of Martinez, CA, Bobby (Nancy) of West Point, UT, Steven (Angel) of Needles, CA, Scott of South Carolina, and Tamara of Alderson; 16 great-grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended loving family members.

A memorial service and interment will be in Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Lafayette, CA, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made in her memory to Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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