Roydon Claire Myers Urton

Roydon Claire Myers Urton, 94, of Carlisle ascended into heaven February 17, 2015.  She was born September 19, 1920 to Roydon Clarence and Mabel Claire Myers Roydon.  Roydon was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Dorothy Jane Myers and her husband, Harry Urton.

She is survived by her son Cecil Myers Munnerlyn (Kathy) of Seagoville, Texas and her daughter, Jane Ann Harper of Carlisle and Santa Cruz, California; 5 grandchildren: Phillip Myers Munnerlyn (Brenda) of Scurry, Texas, Lori Denise Munnerlyn of Crandall, Texas, Julie Ann Varvil (Jason) of Quitman, Arkansas, Ryan Collins Harper (Kimberly) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jonathan David Harper (Angie) of Bellevue, Washington, 11 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, and 4 step-children.

Roydon grew up in Carlisle and early on displayed musical talent.  She and three others sang as the “Birdsong Songbirds” on the radio during high school. After living most of her adult life in North Little Rock and Detroit, Michigan, she returned to Carlisle in the 1980’s and resided in the home where she was born.

Roydon was a skilled seamstress, enjoying sewing, cross-stitch, and quilting.  Other interests included Bible study, working all kinds of word puzzles, yard work, and cooking.

She was a devoted member of Carlisle First United Methodist Church where she led a Bible study and was a member of the intercessory prayer group.  As a charter member (1946) of the GFWC Carlisle Progressive Club she served in many elected positions including president twice, once in 1952 and again in 2000.

The family would like to express deepest appreciation to Chambers Nursing and Rehab Center in Carlisle for their  beyond-the-call-of-duty loving care.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Carlisle First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 417, Carlisle, Arkansas 72024.

Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen is in charge of arrangements.

3 thoughts on “Roydon Claire Myers Urton”

  1. Lord we thank You for the years we were allowed to have grandmother Bill here. We know she was glad to see You, Jesus, how she longed for the day. Lord, Jesus we thank You that we know where she is at and loved to share it with us. Thank You Jesus for taking her place and ours on that cross and are covered by Your rich royal blood. We will see you soon Grandmother Bill—Goodnight.

  2. Marilyn Elizabeth Roebuck

    I am so sad to hear of your transition but happy that you are free, Roydon, to sing again. I can still hear your beautiful voice. I always looked up to you and admired you so much. You were certainly a mentor to me. You and my Barbara visited a few years ago and she is in heaven also now. Please give each other a big hug for me.

  3. Victoria Urton Harris

    I am thankful that Aunt Roydon was a wonderful part of my life and our Urton family. I so enjoyed visiting with her and hearing stories about my great grandparents in Carlisle. We also shared our love of our Lord together. I will miss her. She is with her Saviour singing praises to Him!!

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