Muriel Naylor (nee Aldred) was born on 24 July 1917 at Mosman (a Northern suburb of Sydney), New South Wales, Australia.

Her father was Benjamin Aldred, her mother
Mary Anne
(nee Joyce). In 1938 the Aldreds moved to Seaforth NSW where Muriel lived for 35 years.

Muriel married Arthur Kelvin Naylor on 21 March 1942 in the darkest days of the Second World War.

Muriel and Arthur had two children - Bronwyn, born 31 August 1946 and Graham John, born 21 February 1948.

In 1973 Muriel and Arthur moved to Kensington NSW where Muriel immediately become involved with the Kingsford Church of Christ.

In 2000 Muriel and Arthur moved to a retirement village in Tamworth NSW where Arthur passed away on 25 July 2006.

Throughout her life Muriel has always been active in helping others including Red Cross Voluntary Aid, Parkinson's Syndrome Support Group, the Carers Association, Friendship Club for Aged; Alanon and running an Opportunity Shop

Her Honours include the Red Cross Medal for Long Service and Medal for Quality of Service.

Muriel's love of poetry began at a young age. She read and memorized a large range of poetry: Australian, English (including the Classics), humorous and sad. However most of her poems were written after she turned sixty.

Muriel passed away peacefully at McKay Nursing Home Tamworth on 11 December 2010 aged 93 years.