DELAWARE — Megan Gay (nee Preston) Byrd, 52, passed away far too early on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 after a valiant battle with leukemia.
She was born May 9, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio, but lived most of her life in Delaware County. She graduated from Buckeye Valley High School and the Agricultural Technical Institute of The Ohio State University.
A lifelong lover of animals Megan raised and cared for many animals, fostering Pilot Dogs for the blind, numerous cats, and dogs, but mostly grooming standard bred racing horses. She and husband Glenn were successful trainers and were training horses for a large Canadian farm when struck with leukemia. She was a mischievous and playful spirit combined with a loving, giving and laid back soul.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Arlyn and Neva Violet and Mont and Georgia Preston; and her father-in-law, Art Byrd.
She is survived by husband, Glenn, and their adored daughter, Brittney; her parents, Joe and Sue Ann Preston of Radnor; two sisters, Laurie (John) Haas of Columbus, Anne (Charles) Whalley of Indianapolis; a brother, Joel (Stacey) Preston of Hudson; as well as many nieces and great-nieces.
The family will receive friends at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. A Memorial service to be officiated by Jeff Acker will follow at 2 p.m. Committal will be at the Thompson Township Cemetery, Delaware County.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local Humane Society, any service animal organization (i.e. Pilot Dogs), or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.