BYRD, Mary E. Mead (Birmingham), passed away July 3, 2013 in Tucson, AZ at age 94. She was born December 21, 1918 to Roy and Myrtle Mead. A longtime Tulsan, she attended Monte Cassino School, Smith College, University of Tulsa, and University of Oklahoma, where she received her Master of Library Science degree. She served as a Librarian at TU from 1972- 1982, when she married Joe Byrd III, and moved to Lufkin, TX. She was a member of the Junior League in Tulsa, Pittsburgh PA and Lufkin. She is preceded in death by Joseph P. Byrd III, Frank W. Birmingham, brother Roy Mead, Jr. and sister in law Mary Mead. She is survived by her children, Michael Birmingham (Mary Ann) of Eugene, Mary Birmingham (Carole Deatherage) of Tucson, Peter Birmingham of Houston; granddaughters, Catherine Birmingham of San Francisco, Sara Birmingham of Portland, and the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Byrd family. Friends describe Mary as fun, elegant, kind and generous, as good a combination as one can get. A memorial service will be held Monday July 8, at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lufkin, TX, and she will be laid to rest in Tulsa, OK at Rose Hill Mausoleum on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Arrangements by VISTOSO FUNERAL HOME.
BYRD, Mary E. Mead (Birmingham)
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