Dorothy Helen Byrd

Byrd, Dorothy Helen Dillow
age 96 passed away on Thursday April 17, 2014 at Kindred Hospital Phoenix, Arizona while under the care of Premier Hospice. Dorothy was the daughter of Irene Helen Dillow and George T. Dillow of New Albany Indiana. Born on April 17, 1918 in New Albany Indiana Dorothy graduated from the New Albany senior high school and married her husband John Everett Byrd in St. Louis, MO on September 2, 1941. Subsequently they moved to Arizona. Dorothy was an accomplished writer and journalist and wrote many novels as well as short stories for True Confessions Magazine. She also taught writing skills at local colleges in Arizona. Dorothy is survived by her sister Norma Senior of Sellersburg, IN and a brother Ron Dillow of New Albany, IN . For any questions regarding the estate please contact Otis Fiduciary and Guardianship Service, LLC of Maricopa, AZ, James D. Otis, Fiduciary at 480-491-6442or email at

Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 27, 2014