SOUTHLAKE — Myrtie Elizabeth Westbrook Burke, 71, of Southlake, passed peacefully into the Lord’s open arms with her family by her side after her graceful and courageous battle with cancer. The family will celebrate her life Saturday, June 7, at Kerbow Funeral Home in Eldorado, Texas. The service will start at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in Eldorado Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Kerbow Funeral Home.

Myrtie was born December 16, 1942, to the late Arnie and Bessie (Reynolds) Westbrook. She attended school in Eldorado and furthered her education by attending American Business School in San Angelo.

Myrtie married the love of her life and soul mate Edward “Eddie” Burke on November 15, 1963. This everlasting love continued for over fifty years. Not only did he marry Myrtie, but also accepted her two children, Elizabeth and Joe Lee as his own. A little over a year later their youngest child, Lynda, was born.

Myrtie excelled in a variety of jobs including 25 years with GTE until she retired honorably. A few years later she came out of retirement to worked an additional 7 years with TSA. During this time she loved the adventure and touched so many lives by taking the time to assist and make all of us safe every day. 

Myrtie was a very passionate person who truly loved to help others. She never met a stranger and made everyone feel as if they were a dear old friend and part of the family. She loved animals especially her dog July. Gardening, sewing, and watching the hummingbirds were a few of her favorite pastimes.

Even though, Myrtie lived in several places she is coming home to her beloved hometown of Eldorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnie and Bessie Westbrook, and her brother Arnie Lee Westbrook. Her cherished memory and love will continue on with her husband, Eddie, and her children Elizabeth Luttrell of Benton, LA, Joe Lee Luttrell of Eldorado, and Lynda Mullan and husband Brendan of Southlake; grandchildren Miranda and Rachel Baker of Shreveport, LA, Taylor and Courtney Mullan of Southlake.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation and thanks to HEB Harris Methodist Hospital and Community Hospice of Ft Worth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to a favorite charity.