James Raymond Byrd Of Tucson, AZ, passed away quietly at home on July 13, 2006.
James was born October 3, 1936 in Wilmot, Arkansas the son of Nelle Davis and
Raymond Byrd. As a young boy, he moved with his family to the Tri-Cities area,
WA. He graduated from Columbia High School, Richland, WA in 1954. After a four
year enlistment in the Air Force, James started his career with the airline
industry where he met his wife, and retired with Northwest Airlines after 34
years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Catherine;
three children, John (Lorena) of Richmond, CA; James (Julie) of Knoxville, TN
and Kelly (Bill) Stell of Huntsville, AL; brother, Michael Byrd, and sisters,
Betty Arey and Judy Kophs, all of the Tri-Cities. He dearly loved his nine
grandchildren, Armando James and JuanMiguel Alejandro Byrd; Kyle James, Zachary
Joseph, Emma Catherine, and Grace Ann Byrd and Katie Lin, Kerri Marie and
Jessica Raye Stell. He loved his wife, his family, his friends, and his home and
garden. He will be sadly missed. We will cherish the many happy memories of him.
A Memorial Celebration will be held Friday, September 1, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at
St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo.