Moffat County Fair Honorary Volunteer: Myrtle Stagner
Few people are willing to step up to the plate the way that Myrtle Stagner has year after year. She’s always willing to help out others, and she’s made a positive difference in the Moffat County community. Myrtle has been involved in the fair for over 10 years, and her help is strongly appreciated. Myrtle — aka Myrt — was born in Pagoda and raised in Grand Valley. She was involved in 4-H as a child in Baggs, Wyoming a year where she also raised a garden. Her dad ran the Pagoda Store from 1928 to 1941 and her great-great-great-uncle, Jim Bennett, started the Pagoda Cemetery.
In 1958, Myrtle married Claude Stagner in Rifle and moved to Craig in 1983.
Myrtle has three children, Gary, Kimmy and Mike. Gary married Jennifer Stagner, and the couple has two children, Taylor Schull (married to Rex Schull) and Kaycee Stagner. Kimmy married Shayne Schulze and had two children, Kymbre and Kannyn.
Her kids participated in the fair growing up, and her granddaughters participated in 4-H and fair growing up as well. In her spare time, Myrtle enjoys knitting and crocheting, as well as baking and cooking. Myrtle enjoys making baked goods that she enters in the fair each year. She also enjoys going to the livestock show with her grandkids.
Myrtle has been a Pink Lady at The Memorial Hospital for many years. She also organizes the Community National Day of Prayer, assists with Cowboy Church and provides hospitality for the pavilion opening.
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Myrtle is a kind, caring and very helpful individual. She strives to make a positive impact in our community, and her hard work has not gone unnoticed. The Moffat County Fair Board is pleased to honor Myrtle Stager as one of the 2015 Honorary Volunteers. We cannot thank you enough for all that you do!
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