The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 26, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, May 26, 2013


Tenna Inge Andersson Myles

MORGANTOWN — Tenna, who died on May 2, 2013, in Morgantown, was born on October 20, 1920, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tenna was a daughter of the late Helga Agnite Eduard Andersson and Ernst Fredrik Andersson. Her name is engraved on the Immigrants’ Wall of Ellis Island, New York, where she and her family entered the United States in 1924. She became a naturalized citizen in 1946.

The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Joseph Harlan “Bus” Myles, Jr., May 16, 2005. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Arthur Lewis Cash, August 25, 1987.

Tenna is survived by daughter, Grethe Myles and her husband, Tom Witt, with whom she made her home. Also surviving are her daughter Catherine Cash of Tucson, AZ, granddaughters Amanda Cory Cash, Tucson, AZ, Hannah Catherine Cash, Burbank, CA; great-grandsons Myles Arthur, John Francis and Graham Alphonse Caldwell; daughter Christine Hasbrouck and her husband James Hasbrouck of Blackstone, VA, grandsons Shann Ryan White and his wife Amy White, and great-grandchildren Jacob Ryan, Joel Tate and Abigail Tenna White; Benjamin Kelsey White and wife Danielle White, great-granddaughters Tenna Kelsey and Adeline Renee White; and daughter Lisa Borkowski and her husband Gregory Borkowski, of Napoleon, OH, and granddaughters Andrea Rose and Sarah Noelle Borkowski.

Also surviving are stepgrandchildren Theodore “Ted” Hasbrouck and his daughters Alison and Willow Hasbrouck; and Sarah Hasbrouck Andrews and her children Madison Rodgers and Ethan Andrews.

Tenna was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Morgantown, West Virginia, where Pastor Gerald Kliner will conduct a service celebrating her life and faith at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22.  

Her ashes, contained in a hand-thrown urn created by her niece, Claudia Dunaway, of Burnsville, NC, will be interred next to her husband, and near several generations of the Myles family, at 5 p.m. Saturday, in the cemetery of Big Sewell Mountain Baptist Church, Route 60, Rainelle, WV.

Gifts of remembrance may be made to Big Sewell Mountain Baptist Church.

Funeral preparation was provided by Hastings Funeral Home, Morgantown, with assistance of Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle.

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