Carol Denise Byrd, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on Friday, April 29, 2022.
Carol loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with them and with her friends in her small rural community. She was an avid reader and collector of books and all things Western. A lover of nature and animals from childhood, she put her passions to use at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation until her retirement, at which time, she was able to slow down and really enjoy nature to the fullest. She took great pleasure in gardening, shopping estate sales and auctions, neighborhood potluck parties, and living the simple life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ann and Raymond Lewis, and her loving husband, Lewis Garland Byrd.
She is survived by her son, Sean and his wife Lisa; her beloved granddaughter, Cheyenne; and her siblings, Joan Bunning and Richard Lewis and their families.
A private Celebration of Life will be held for family at a future date.
Memorials may be made in her honor at Alley Cat Rescue (www.saveacat.org/donate) or P.O Box 585, Mount Rainier, MD 20712.