(1947 – 2014)
Mrs. Myra Rivers McCormick was born in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, in 1947 to Myra Polk Rivers and Ethel J. Rivers. She attended Northwestern and Louisiana State University.
She married Ronald “Rusty” Edward McCormick. They had one son, Todd (Melinda) Graddock, one daughter, Jackie (Richard) Zulick, and three grandchildren, Jarron Graddock, Jacob Tobias, and Jason Tobias.
Mrs. McCormick was known for her dedicated service to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, both in the county office and in the district office. She was a very organized person and kept the district office organized.
She believed that county staff should be treated with fairness. She worked hard to be sure that travel authorizations reflected the best travel for those attending training meetings. All reports were correct and up to date when they left her office.
She assisted Dr. Paul Waddy with plans for District 4-H Round-Up. She typed the programs, helped with registration and name tags, and made sure the awards and ribbons were ready.
Mrs. McCormick received the Secretary of the Year Award in 1988. At her retirement, she had worked 29 years and 9 months with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Her love for her hometown of Dadeville was reflected in the request that memorial donations be made to the Dadeville Football Tiger Club. She passed away on January 25, 2014.
The Alpha Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi honors and remembers Mrs. Myra Rivers McCormick by placing her name on the dedicatory plaque of the Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 602