Myra Lianne Salisbury
Saturday 10th of August 1935 - Friday 28th of December 2018
Myra Alloway Salisbury, 83, wife of Fred Salisbury of Lexington, KY, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 28, 2018. A native of Lexington, she was the daughter of the late James Lee and Fannye Alloway. Mrs. Salisbury was a retired English teacher, having taught at Morehead State University, Prestonsburg Community College, and Sue Bennett College. Myra excelled at helping open doors for students from under served communities and for students learning English as a second language. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband of 61 years she is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Annette), sons Jonathan (Debi, deceased), and Douglas; granddaughter Marie Starks (Oliver) and great grandson Benjamin Starks; her sisters Kay Venters (Bob) and Jean Wallingford (Doug, deceased), and her brothers Alan Alloway (Jenny) and Jamie Alloway (Judy). She is preceded in death by her sister Connie Lovitt (Jerry,deceased) and brother Caryl Alloway.
Following a lifelong ambition to always learn more, she entered college shortly after her children had either graduated or were in college themselves, saying that she wanted to see if she could still do it. And indeed she did, graduating with honors with degrees in English and in Russian literature. Later known as a strict but fair English teacher, her proudest moments came when she saw the moment that her students ‘got it’ and realized that they too could ‘do this’. She believed that she had arrived as a teacher when one morning she found written on her classroom blackboard the sentiment that “the Sue Bennett Dragon teaches here”.
Her later years were spent catching up on all the books she hadn’t had time to read, lavishing love on her family and friends, enjoying the beauty of her Stargazer Lilys, and soaking in the companionship of her beloved cats.
Visitation will be held on Friday January 4, 10:00am - 12:00pm at Milward Funeral Directors, 391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY, with a short memorial service at noon. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington,
KY, 40504 or via the Humane Society website lexingtonhumanesociety.org