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Muriel McGilvary Tyler

March 8, 1960 July 2, 2018
Muriel McGilvary  Tyler
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Obituary for Muriel McGilvary Tyler

Muriel McGilvary Tyler passed away at her home on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at the age of 58, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born at Watts hospital and was the "baby" of the family as the youngest daughter of Robert and Barbara McGilvary. After graduating from business college, she went to work at Teleflex where she worked for 38 years. She was dedicated to her job, loved her work family, and that it gave her the opportunity to travel and explore different cities.

It was obvious to those who knew Muriel that she was passionate about sports and especially loved cheering on her Tar Heels. In the summertime you could often find her at a Bulls game or on a beach hunting for shark’s teeth. She particularly cherished her annual family beach trip to Oak Island. During the fall and winter she loved tailgating before Panthers games. If you watched her play cards you would see her competitive streak come out. Rook nights were a common occurrence at her house and she even had a room dedicated to it that she called, “the card room”. It was clear to everyone who knew her how much of her life was centered around her family and how much she loved being “Gruma” to Hailey, Logan, Lexi, and Landon.

Muriel is survived by her "guy" George Walsh, daughters Jessica Tyler (Chad Harris) and Rachel Harper (Marshall), grandchildren Hailey and Logan Harris, Lexi and Landon Harper. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Bobetta Waynick and nephew Richard (Vanessa), brother Sebastian McGilvary (Nancy) and nieces and nephews, Evan, Randy, and Celeste. She will also be missed by her extended family and dear friends. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Barbara McGilvary of Durham, North Carolina.

A celebration of Muriel's life will be held at Clements Funeral Home on Saturday, July 7th at 11am in the Gathering Room. Feel free to dress casually to maintain a "party" atmosphere at Muriel's request. UNC, Panthers, and Durham Bulls attire and t-shirts are all welcome! Always a hostess, she loved a good gathering of friends and family and this is our way of sharing our favorite memories of her.

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Celebration of Life




11:00 AM 7/7/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7/7/2018 1:00:00 PM
Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home

1117 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home
1117 Broad St Durham 27705 NC
United States

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