Myra Saylor Memorial Page

From 2005 until her passing in 2021, Myra Saylor created the wonderful plant-themed designs for the
T-shirts worn by the greeters and docents on the Growing Natives Garden Tour.  She will be missed...


Myra Randolph Saylor was born in Texas, spent most of her life in California and settled in retirement in Yuma, Arizona. She was a registered nurse, wife for more than 50 years, mother, and grandmother. A lifelong artist, she created beautiful quilts, painted gourds, large 3-D mosaics and wildlife drawings - mainly plants. Her home in Yuma serves as a bird sanctuary and monarch butterfly habitat.  Her artwork decorates the entire wall of the visitor center at Imperial Wildlife Refuge and she created the large Lizard mosaic at the Moody gardens in Yuma. She started making the artwork for the Growing Natives Garden Tour in 2005 and has done a new design every year since. It gave her great joy to draw California natives for the tour shirt and donate her work for the tour. You can find her signature within the design in the caterpillar somewhere on the plant.
She died on March 16, 2021.