Myrtle Hemmenway Merendino, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 18, in Beaumont.

She was a lifelong resident of Vidor and a member of the Martha White Doll Club of Beaumont for many years. Myrtle was very loving and caring but was an especially dedicated mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother and to all who knew her and loved her as well. She will be greatly missed.

Myrtle is survived by two sons, Raymond Bass and wife Glenda of Vidor, and Daryl Merendino and wife Tana of Orangefield and two daughters, Emma Nell Bass Levy and husband Marc of Mauriceville and Lynnette Bourque Weems of Spring. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great-great granddaughters.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Frank Merendino, Jr., parents, siblings and infant daughter, Ida Kathleen.

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.