We are sad to bring you the news that our beloved wife and mother has moved on. Youvett Wyrick's fire is lit and ready to help her to the next world.
Born Sunday July 28th, 1943 Myra Youvett Kreeger Wyrick took the world by storm for a solid 74 years until this past Tuesday September 19, 2017. When after along and heroic fight, cancer finally beat her.
Youvett danced her way through high school as a Miamiette until she graduated in 1961 and continued her education at NEO A&M, Miami Beauty College and Cosmetology School in Oklahoma City where she completed her degree with an Advanced Cosmetology License. She worked until she became a full time mother and wife applying her talents as a Girl Scout Leader and PTA volunteer. When her girls were old enough to make their own grilled cheese sandwiches she worked for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma as their Title VI Director until the family relocated to Alabama when she went to work for AKCO, as a Title VI Continuing Education Instructor, traveling around the United States and Canada to to help Tribes create and improve their elder programs.
Youvett was a dynamo of a woman with a massive amount of energy and talents. Youvett was singularly capable of giving advice, requested or not, not holding back her real opinion and never forgetting who was right. As her two daughters are loath to admit she was uncannily right all too often.
While in Tuscaloosa, she volunteered her time and talents to CHOM (Children's Hands on Museum) and the Tuscaloosa Little Theater, creating some of the most glorious dress up and stage costumes seen! Both before the decade in Tuscaloosa, Youvett was a vital part of the All Saints' Episcopal Church parish, serving on the Vestry and Altar Guild. Miami Golf and Country Club filled much of her time as golfer, social butterfly and Ladies Golf Association Officer, she could always be counted on to share a cart and a smile.
A longtime member and officer of The Northeast Oklahoma Porcelain Artists, Youvett was a true artistic wonder, if you knew her alive you probably have a dish she painted collecting dust in your front room, if you are missing this joy in your life, her daughters will be happy to share the wealth.
During her youthful married days she took up sewing, but she didn't begin that journey in the way you have experienced her talents. Her two daughters were lucky enough to survive her first forays into stitchery during the era of Polyester Pant Suits with gems such as matching Little House on the Prairie Dresses and button holes that didn't always match up with their corresponding buttons. But her joys in life, her grandchildren got the best! Her Granddaughters Hannah and Elia got the full beauty of her talents, they wore hand stitched with love, smocked dresses while the boys Job Isaac and Hollis wore some of the most creative and well made Halloween costumes ever. She probably even hemmed your pants or altered your prom dress as a favor.
She could bead, china paint, sew, embroider, cook, recycle, shop, direct, counsel, and paint a bedroom like no ones business. Always ready to learn something new she never shied from new technology, yet somehow her VCR clock is still flashing 12:00.
Married for many years, Youvett accompanied and sometimes drug, her loving and patient Husband Jerry to many many events including their activities with the Akdar Shrine. As a Shrine Lady, wife, mother and Goddess she socialized, drank, ate, laughed, loved and generally lived life as fully as possible.
Always one to hate losing she was beat to the Pearly Gates by her Parents Mutt and Francis Kreeger, her sister-in-law Jacquelyn Kreeger and many beloved pets including Molly the biggest lap spaniel ever. Not one to be bested Youvett beat all of these losers, Husband Jerry Wayne Wyrick, brother Renick Kreeger daughters and their husbands Melony and David Houlihan and Jera and Brent Rendel, her grandkids, whom never did once call her Grandmother as she requested, Hannah and Jed Gibson, Job, Elia and Isaac Rendel and Hollis King, nieces and nephews Scott, Spring, Eli, Josh, Noah, Graham, and Todd. All whom loved her dearly and will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace and undying love and caring for them.
The losers of the race and grieving survivors of her family ask that in lieu of flowers you raise a glass, share a joke, smile live and laugh in her honor and direct your moneys to All Saints' Episcopal Church, Miami Okla.
You can visit her family and her cremains which are housed for the moment in a very beautiful hand painted (of course by herself) porcelain urn at the home of her daughter Jera Rendel (6504 South 600 Road) on Friday September 22nd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services will be at All Saints' Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday September 23rd her ashes will be interred in the Garden of the Good Shepherd immediately following the service. Services have been placed under the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Mrs. Wyrick’s Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.