Myrna Calf Robe Salway

Myrna Calf Robe Salway, 62, passed Nov. 20, 2020, at the Indian Health Services in Browning, Mont. due to natural causes.

Myrna was born Aug. 12, 1958, in Browning. Her parents were Samuel Calf Robe and Mabel Weasel Head Calf Robe. Her earthly spiritual mother is Elder Elizabeth Wells of Browning. Her siblings were Jessie, Jason, Buster, Donald, William, Myrtle and Wilma Calf Robe. 

Myrna was raised on the Blackfeet reservation where she attended boarding school. As she grew older, she left for Chilocco Indian school. She attended college at Yakima Community College and Great Falls where she received a degree in computer science.

Myrna met the love of her life, Albert Harry Salway. They joined in marriage in 1970 and shared their lives together for 50 years. Together they had four children - Dunny, Dana, Jess and Kristy. Myrna was employed at Blackfeet Housing. She truly loved helping others. When her work was completed at Housing, she retired. 

Myrna and Harry relocated to Yakima, Wash., where Myrna met the Lord, her personal Savior. Myrna was a devoted Christian woman; she loved the lord unconditionally. In her last breath she sang unto the Lord. She was a devoted member of Church on the Rock for many years. She was an elder of the church and a devoted anointed praise and worship leader. Myrna loved telling anyone she could about the Lord and His love. She liked to shop, travel and spend her hunnie’s money. Importantly she loved being with her hubby. They were inseparable. Myrna is greatly missed. She is and will forever be missed by her sons, Dana “bones” and Jess, mom’s baby boys, her only daughter Kristy. But we are determined to meet our mother again. Like Myrna would say, “It’s not goodbye; it’s see you later.” 

When you hear the name Myrna, she was the meaning of grace. When the Lord imagined grace, He thought of her. She never complained; she always gave to others no matter what or who you were. One thing she loved most was telling anyone she could about the Lord and His goodness. She sang for the Lord - no matter how she felt she always got up and sang unto the Lord. She once said, “That’s where there’s no pain.”

Myrna is survived by her husband, Albert Harry Salway, and their three children, Dana Salway (Freda), Jess Salway (Malea) and Kristy Salway (Joe) Bullshoe, and also many grandchildren who she was so proud of. 

She is preceded in death by her son, Dunny George Salway. 

The Salway family appreciates the prayers and support they have received from family and friends. God bless you all.