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Myrtle Hunter Gorman Cahoon


Myrtle Hunter Gorman Cahoon,95, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on April 19, 2017 in Chandler, Arizona. She was born April 3, 1922 in Twin Groves, Idaho to Troy and Faunt Eliza Young Hunter. Her mother married her step-father Walter Gorman when she was 3 years old. She loved growing up around her cousins, aunts, uncles, and her beloved maternal grandparents. In 1939, Myrtle met Bud Cahoon at a dance and fell in love. They were married in 1942-75 years ago. During World War II, Myrtle waited anxiously for Bud’s return from England. She worked in an airplane parts factory as an oscilloscope tester to help pass the time between his letters. After the war, they lived in Rawlins, Wyoming, where Bud worked for AT&T. Bud’s work took them to Iowa, Casper, Denver, Colorado Springs, New Jersey, and California. She made lifelong friends wherever they lived. They loved to travel together, often visiting family
and friends. They moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1979 where they remained until Bud’s death two months ago. Myrtle loved collecting things like dolls, stamps, and coins. She also enjoyed all types of hobbies like ceramics and quilting. Dancing was a favorite of hers as well and she and her husband attended many church and work related dances.As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Myrtle served in most of the organizations in the church, and in many responsibilities more than once, like Stake Young Women’s President. She loved serving elderly men and women that she knew. Her visits were seldom empty handed. She usually brought with her food, milk shakes’, or flowers, or helped them clean. Myrtle served in every community she lived in-helping the poor, the sick and the needy. She also worked in the PTA and as a room mother in many schools and classrooms. Her service was always given with a smile. Myrtle is survived by her daughter Caroline (David) Tolman, Chandler, AZ.; Robert (Karen) Cahoon, Los Angeles, CA; 6 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Myrtle is preceded in death by her husband, Bud Timpson Cahoon (2017); son, Chad Michael Cahoon (1978); son, Troy Hunter Cahoon, (1968, while serving as a Marine in Viet Nam); and only brother, Russell. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tempe Stake Center 2707 S College Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282 (College and Alameda). Family visitation – 9 am. Services -10 am. Internment – Resthaven Park, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you please donate to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund, Humanitarian Fund or to the girls’ camp or boys’ camp funds of an individual ward.