Myrna "LaRue" Casey, 75, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, passed peacefully through the pearly gates to heaven Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Austin, Texas, after a gallant five-year battle with colon cancer.
LaRue was born March 22, 1938, to E.C. and Edna Casey. LaRue was a 1956 graduate of "Dear olé Big Spring High" where she was proudly elected "Ranch Queen" in 1955. LaRue loved Big Spring and its people. In the mid 90s, LaRue moved to Georgetown, Texas, to be closer to her family.
LaRue is survived by three children, son, Casey Lovelace, wife Celeste, daughter, Tina Ross, husband Bill, daughter Michelle Alberts, husband Dave, brother, M.M. "Mickey" Casey, wife Pat, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two nieces, one nephew and dog Apple. She was affectionately known as "Rue Rue" by her grandchildren.
LaRue is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Billy E. Casey, nephew Robert Casey, and favorite niece, Kara Casey Meyer.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Nalley-Pickle and Welch funeral home, Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Memorial Park Chapel, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 10 a.m.
Honorary pallbearers are Mike Casey, Bill Ross, Dave Alberts, Christopher Ross, Michael Ross, Dick Milam and Bill Lovelace.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity or cause of choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com