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BYRD EVANS Byrd Evans died on Christmas night at the grand age of 104. She was born Cleta Seymour in Tipton, OK in 1908, but has always been known as Byrd. In her lifetime she saw the country go from horse and buggies to watching movies of her great-grand children on a smartphone. She was an inspirational survivor of breast cancer, living on for another 50 years. She received a BA degree, then a Masters of Science in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She graduated during the Depression. She taught school for 2 years then went to Ruidoso, NM for a job with the fledgling telephone system. It was there she met her husband, Harvey Lee Evans of Capitan, NM. They married in 1934, and moved to Detroit. After a few years they returned to NM, where they lived in Roswell for 10 years. In 1950 Harvey and Byrd moved to Earth, TX to farm. Later they moved to Lubbock. Harvey died in '87; they were married 53 years. Byrd is survived by her 3 children: Seymour Evans and his wife Kay of Lubbock, Dick Evans and wife Susan of Santa Fe, and Quata Dabov and husband Tom of Lubbock, her 5 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Byrd moved to Santa Fe in 2009 and lived at The Rosemont Assisted Living Community. There she was quick to join in any activity, and was famous for her love of playing dominoes. The family wishes to express our gratitude to the staff at The Rosemont for the kindness and care they gave her; she felt truly loved there. We give special thanks to Rose Graham, and to the visitors from The Santa Fe Church of Christ. Byrd will be remembered for her quick smile, her un-timid fashion sense, and her love of friendship. She had an outgoing spirit and gusto for living. Nothing pleased Byrd more than being with the people she loved, a game of dominoes, something new to taste, a chance to laugh, and a hug. The family plans a private ceremony at a future date. A special compliment or kind word to someone would be a fitting gesture in her memory. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435

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