In memory of
Patricia Ann Byrom
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In memory of
Patricia Ann Byrom
Patricia Ann Byrom Patricia Ann Byrom, 77, of Crozet, Virginia, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mrs. Byrom was born August 11, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late Thomas Randall and Myrtle Kathryn Bunton. She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State College and received a masters in Education from the University of Virginia and was a member of Crozet Baptist Church. Mrs. Byrom, United States Air Force wife of 20 years, was dedicated to serving and supporting families through the various wives and officers groups at the bases they were stationed. Patricia was a Title 1, Special Education elementary school teacher serving Albemarle County schools at their Education offices, at Stone Robinson Elementary and ultimately retiring from Crozet Elementary School after 22 years. Pat previously taught in California, Nebraska, Northern Virginia and Indiana where they were stationed. With devotion and integrity she taught. She also loved her opportunities of travel within the United States, and also Europe, Korea and Guatemala. On January 7, 1956, she married Robert Milton Byrom who survives. Also surviving are their four sons, Robert Randall Byrom and his wife, Tamara, of South Lyon, Michigan, James Kevin Byrom and his wife, Xiao Yin, of Manassas, Virginia, Douglas Edward Byrom and his wife, Lisa, of Henderson, North Carolina, and Christopher Lee Byrom and his wife, Michelle, of O'Fallon, Illinois; their two daughters, Laura Lee Neva of Absarokee, Montana, and Susan Marie Loose of New Ulm, Minnesota; and their 17 grandchildren, Jessica, Joe, Jenni, Allen, Aimee, Matthew, Christopher, Bobby, Becca, Adam, Jeff, Kevin, Ethan, Jonathan, Samuel, Anika and Paul. A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2010, at the Ft. Meyer Memorial Base Chapel, Ft. Meyer, Virginia, with the Reverend William B. Young, Retired USAF Chaplain officiating. Interment will follow at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family through Susan Loose, 3 Clay Circle, New Ulm, MN 56073, to be used as an educational memorial, funding materials for the Title program at Crozet Elementary School or to the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park. In honor of Patricia, 600 acres of their Cottonwood family farm was gifted to Albemarle County in December 2005 as a Forest Preserve Park in which facilities are currently under construction. The park is scheduled to open this fall. Your memorials may also be made to a charitable organization of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.kygers.com . This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.
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In memory of
Patricia Ann Byrom
Patricia Ann Byrom Patricia Ann Byrom, 77, of Crozet, Virginia, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mrs. Byrom was born August 11, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late Thomas Randall and Myrtle Kathryn Bunton. She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State College and received a masters in Education from the University of Virginia and was a member of Crozet Baptist Church. Mrs. Byrom, United States Air Force wife of 20 years, was dedicated to serving and supporting families through the various wives and officers groups at the bases they were stationed. Patricia was a Title 1, Special Education elementary school teacher serving Albemarle County schools at their Education offices, at Stone Robinson Elementary and ultimately retiring from Crozet Elementary School after 22 years. Pat previously taught in California, Nebraska, Northern Virginia and Indiana where they were stationed. With devotion and integrity she taught. She also loved her opportunities of travel within the United States, and also Europe, Korea and Guatemala. On January 7, 1956, she married Robert Milton Byrom who survives. Also surviving are their four sons, Robert Randall Byrom and his wife, Tamara, of South Lyon, Michigan, James Kevin Byrom and his wife, Xiao Yin, of Manassas, Virginia, Douglas Edward Byrom and his wife, Lisa, of Henderson, North Carolina, and Christopher Lee Byrom and his wife, Michelle, of O'Fallon, Illinois; their two daughters, Laura Lee Neva of Absarokee, Montana, and Susan Marie Loose of New Ulm, Minnesota; and their 17 grandchildren, Jessica, Joe, Jenni, Allen, Aimee, Matthew, Christopher, Bobby, Becca, Adam, Jeff, Kevin, Ethan, Jonathan, Samuel, Anika and Paul. A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2010, at the Ft. Meyer Memorial Base Chapel, Ft. Meyer, Virginia, with the Reverend William B. Young, Retired USAF Chaplain officiating. Interment will follow at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family through Susan Loose, 3 Clay Circle, New Ulm, MN 56073, to be used as an educational memorial, funding materials for the Title program at Crozet Elementary School or to the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park. In honor of Patricia, 600 acres of their Cottonwood family farm was gifted to Albemarle County in December 2005 as a Forest Preserve Park in which facilities are currently under construction. The park is scheduled to open this fall. Your memorials may also be made to a charitable organization of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.kygers.com . This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.
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