BYRAM Jr., Howard Emmett|
Howard Byram, loving husband, father, friend, uncle and cousin died peacefully at Buckner Villas in Austin, TX on Friday, August 15, 2014. He was born in Alexandria, LA on December 29, 1928 to Howard E. and Myrtle Alford Byram. He was retired from Hartford Insurance after many years and always treasured his work time and friends. Howard was a Navy veteran, entering at the end of WWII.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Bobbie Prim Byram, his mother-in-law, Rena Prim (MiMi), and his sister, Mary Neill Byram Barnes. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Byram Kelso of Houston, TX, his nephew Jack Barnes (Judy) of Centralia, WA, great nieces Tracy Mason and Tara Shaeffer of Washington, loving friends Clark (Jinks) and Sue Rector of Austin, TX, and a multitude of Byram and Allison cousins.
Howard and Bobbie were active members of First United Methodist Church of Austin, having joined in February, 1975. For most of those years Howard maintained the church van and every Sunday morning operated the sanctuary audio system. He was a faithful member of the Wedding Ring Class serving as secretary/treasurer. Howard volunteered for several organizations including The Cosmopolitan Club, St. George's Court, and the North East Austin Caregivers for whom he provided transportation until his health failed. After Bobbie's death Howard was Mimi's loving caregiver until her death at 99 years of age.
According to his wishes, his remains will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean on the Washington coast by his friends, Jinks and Sue Rector and his nephew and his wife, Jack and Judy Barnes.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff of Buckner Villas and their hospice service, Parson's House of Austin, the FUMC Wedding Ring Class, the friends and family who visited and sent cards, and the many years of reunions and visits with family.
Services are pending at a later date. Memorials may be made to FUMC, 1201 Lavaca St, Austin TX 78701 or to the
Condolences may be sent to: www.harrellfuneralhomes.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2014