Myra Senior Picture
Myra Gail Westphall
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 10, 1938
  • Place of birth:
    Escondido, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 2, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    El Cajon, California, United States
Walk softly, Hug warmly and love deeply.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our forever loved Myra.
May all who view this memorial find peace and joy.
We will remember her forever.
"Here Comes the Sun" 

In accordance with Myra’s love of nature, her memorial service will be held Thursday, November 21st, 11:00 a.m. The family will be serving a wonderful Mexican lunch at Myra’s request after the service. Please contact Judith Wilson at 760-855-0373 or e-mail her at to get directions.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Barbara Villasenor on 3rd November 2017

"Thanks for the memories, Myra. I can report that your family is vibrant and thriving and expanding. And that includes your beloved Andrew.
Miss you bunches."

This tribute was added by Richard Rosenfeld on 15th June 2017

"There is not a day goes by that LouAnn and I don't miss you. We planted a Myra Rose bush in the back yard and it has given us so many beautiful and sweet smelling roses. WE Love and miss you"

This tribute was added by Barbara Villasenor on 12th June 2017

"Myra, just want to take the time to let you and the family know how much I miss you...our friendship and our work together, our laughter and our conversations, and your candid counsel. I think of you often, with love. Barbara"

This tribute was added by Pat Harris on 10th June 2017

"Happy birthday, Myra!  I woke up thinking of you.  Miss you always and especially at this time of year when our birthdays were so close--I miss the fantastic sarcastic cards you always sent me.  And we would have had SO much to talk about with the current political situation.  Damn.
love you."

This tribute was added by Barbara Villasenor on 2nd November 2016

"Myra, I can't believe it's 3 years. "We" just got a new client yesterday, and I can't tell you how much I miss your company, insight and humor. Now it's simply work (for which I am grateful), and it's not the same. Your Memorial Day rose reminds me of your beauty and hardiness. By the way, just this week I quoted you in a blurb and I credited you as "editor and nature enthusiast". Love you."

This tribute was added by Lou Ann Rosenfeld on 14th June 2016

"Darling Myra,  
The Memorial Day Rose we planted and named after you is once again, as if on cue, blooming in time for your birthday.  The fragrance is out of this world and it is such a beautiful color.  How many times have I said, "What would Myra do?"  Dammit, you are not there to call on the phone but you could nudge my shoulder sometimes. I miss you so.  Molly, Spencer and Mr. Rick are well.  Spencer will be 13 next month.  Anywaaaaaaaaaay, I wish I could have gotten one of your cookbooks.  Hugs, kisses and licks!"

This tribute was added by Pat Harris on 10th June 2016

"Happy birthday, my friend.  I just looked at all the pictures here once more and miss you all over again."

This tribute was added by Barbara Villasenor on 5th November 2015

"Hi Myra,
I can't believe it's been two years. I can tell you life is good on this side, and that I miss you so very much. Especially when it comes to our work together. I have the sense you keep sending business my way. Thanks for that. I hear myself saying, "What would Myra do?" very often. I've always been a big fan of your common sense insights and your eloquent flare for embellishing the ordinary. Most of all, I miss your sense of humor and for being so candid and genuine. Thank you for so many years of loving friendship. As ever, Barbara"

This tribute was added by Pat Harris on 10th June 2015

"Myra, where's my card, fellow Gemini?  Where's my phone call? Why aren't you still here to tell me the latest joke and gossip about politics?  I miss you, my friend.  Happy birthday,"

This tribute was added by Karen Knudsen on 3rd November 2014

"Hey there Myra,

I cannot believe its been a whole year; winter, and spring, summer, and back to fall, without your thoughts. We planted 150 spring bulbs yesterday, Nov 2nd, I'm sure you could have offered some words of wisdom.

We now have a wonderful rose garden, and truly a wonderful back yard with much opportunity for your wisdom; please do stop by and enjoy the evening with us, I'm sure Judith will know when you are near, she always does.

Little Andrew has turned into a fantastic ranch dog and wonderful companion for Jude, although he still does growl on the bed at night; don't ever disturb the sleeping terrier! Oh and just last night, as he snuggled in to bed, out the window he saw an orange cat slinking across the roof! Would have thought it was a cat burglar the way he was watching!

We go on every day, with the memories and lessons, not a day do we forget, and we are grateful.

Much love"

This tribute was added by Barbara Villasenor on 2nd November 2014

"Okay, Myra. Enough is enough already. . I miss you more and more as time goes by. I planted your favorite rose, the Memorial Day rose, and it is beautifully in bloom this week. But it is not nearly as funny as you are.
Love always, special friend."

This tribute was added by Georgina Hickman on 2nd November 2014

"Always thinking of you my dear grandmother by choice!!  Can't believe you've been gone a year now.  I still feel like I can pick up the phone, hear your voice and your pearls of wisdom!  Love you always xxx"

This tribute was added by Lou Ann Rosenfeld on 2nd November 2014

"We miss you every single day Myra.  There will never be another you."

This tribute was added by Robert Groff on 11th June 2014

"To: Jim, Judy and Janah:
I think of your wonderful Mom often as the time passes by.  Stopping by after work in Escondido to drop off the truck and we'd have our backyard chats.  You guys were just little kids back then and now you're older than I was back then....It happens so quick so please be good to yourselves and others like your wonderful Mom was...She was a gem and will never be forgotten....Love to you all,  Bobby"

This tribute was added by Lou Ann Rosenfeld on 10th June 2014

"Dearest Myra, Not a day goes by that we don't think of you and miss you. The Memorial lavender rose we planted for your birthday last year is absolutely robust!  We are sure the garden Jim planted in his yard for you is thriving as well. How could it not?  Your life here on earth was well lived and envied by many of us.  Blessings to you in whatever form they come in.  Give us a nudge now and then, will you?  Hugs and much love, Rick, Lou Ann, Molly and Spencer"

This tribute was added by Chris Hickman on 21st January 2014

"Always in our thoughts.  On the eve of the birth of our 'Graham Keller Hickman', whose name you adored, I miss being able to share the excitement with you and miss that you aren't on our call list.  Miss our chats and your support."

This tribute was added by Barbara Villasenor on 29th November 2013

"Hey MyMy,
You would have really loved the Tom Hom project. As I work, I ask myself, how would Myra say this? You would have loved your memorial service. Your talent to create beautiful events with flare has trickled down to your kids. It was heartfelt, funny, delicious, with happy music, just as you would have wanted.  Missing you, my everyday friend, and think of you often. I'll check in again soon."

This tribute was added by Dora Klinova on 19th November 2013

"Dear Myra, you are now in much better place. I thank you for transforming a huge pack of my different stories in a gorgeous book "A Melody from an Immigrant's Soul". The book is all over the world now and people who bought it from me long time ago now selling it on Internet for a crazy price up to $1550 per a copy. My book lives its own life travelling in all countries without my control. My soul is traveling with my book. My second huge "Thank You" for a valuable  tribute to my second book "The Queen of the Universe"
May your soul be in peace wherever in Universe you are now. With much love and respect, Dora Klinova"

This tribute was added by Pat Harris on 19th November 2013

"Dear Myra, I can't believe that the phone won't ring and I'll hear your voice and we'll settle in for a great and far-ranging conversation.  I can't believe I'll never hear your irreverent opinions on everything.  And I can't believe that you'll never have another joke for me.  You were a friend and a mentor to me for 40 years--and even when it was a while between calls, you were always part of my life.  You always will be.  I love you and miss you so very much, my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Georgina Hickman on 17th November 2013

"Thank you for being in my life, my family's life and most of all for my grandfather. You made his life so much more happier, richer, meaningful and kept his memory alive for me and my brother. I can't thank and love you enough for this. You have been a blessing to me, showing me respect, helping me in life and always having my back. I miss you terribly.  I can still hear you!  Love you xx"

This tribute was added by Chris Hickman on 15th November 2013

"Thank you for keeping the memories of Malcolm alive.  Thank you for being his best friend and for always being my grandmother who was always there to cheer my sister and I on.  You were always honest with your opinions even through your last years and always helpful in teaching us to grab our problems by the horns.  You'd have enjoyed this website."

This tribute was added by nick wilson on 13th November 2013

"Grams, Thank you, Thank you for the adventures, the wisdom, and the undying love you gave me. You truly helped mold me into the man I am today, and I'm proud of that! You were not only my grandmother but my best friend growing up. I have some of my best memories in life were with you. You may be gone, but may you never be forgotten.With love, Your grandson."

This tribute was added by Robert Groff on 13th November 2013

How did we get from class of 56 to rest home ready so fast ?  My God how the years clicked by.  We've rounded the 3rd turn and you crossed the finish line already....Our conversations and friendship through the years with a trust bond that was unbreakable will make me miss you even after I cross that finish line.  God Bless, Bobby"

This tribute was added by Lou Ann Rosenfeld on 13th November 2013

"Darling Myra, friend, "sister" of our hearts, so wise and kind, thank you for being who you are, allowing us to be who we are, and loving us all the same. You will never be forgotten. Jim, "Here comes the sun' could not be more appropriate. Myra, we reach for the phone and you are not there. You will forever be in our hearts and in Andrew's eyes, the windows to his soul. Peace to you!"

This tribute was added by Jim Wilson on 12th November 2013

"To my Mom, Baked Bread, Orange Blossoms, Sunshine. I love you for the incredible courage you gave me to persevere and always keep moving forward. Reading to me, Janah and Judith, especially my favorite "Laura Ingle's Wilder. Your ability to read to us for what seemed like hours with a passion and temperament that truly put us directly into the story.
God Bless You Mom"

This tribute was added by Judith Wilson on 12th November 2013

"Mom, Thank you for all that you gave me. I am who I am because of you. Thank you for giving me a wonderful brother and two wonderful sisters. Everytime I cook a meal, plant a garden, look at a sunrise or sunset I will think of you."

This tribute was added by Janah Wilson on 12th November 2013

"Mom this is not "Goodbye" this is I will see later!!!!
Love you and as I always said "your my favorite Mom"!!!!!"

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