Helen Ann BYRON

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East Lawn Palms Mortuary
5801 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ

BYRON, Helen Ann 82, of Sonoita, AZ, left this world too soon on September 25, 2017, just short of her 83rd birthday, following a brief and unexpected illness. Ann, as she was widely known, was born to parents, Helen and Joseph Molloy of West Branch, MI.  Spending her girlhood there, she attended West Branch High School and Michigan State University, attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.  Following her career as an elementary school teacher, she enjoyed her passions: books, dogs, horses and jewelry. Many will remember her as an ardent supporter and purveyor of Native American art and culture, being the owner and founder of  Many Horses Trading Co. in Sonoita, AZ. In addition to her parents, Ann was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas C. Hurkett; grandson, Hayden T. Hurkett; stepson, Bill Byron. Survivors include her husband and friend of 41 years, Don Byron; children, Shannon Dwyer (John); Erin Bigford (Guy); Thomas Hurkett (Joan) and Daniel Byron and her grandchildren, Casey Dwyer, Daniel Byron Jr.; Colin Hurkett; Regan Hurkett and Sage Bigford. A gathering of family, friends and community will celebrate this tremendous woman's life on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Many Horses Trading Co., 3266 Highway 82 in Sonoita, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Horse'n Around Rescue Ranch Foundation, Inc. , PO Box 698 Hereford, AZ 85615.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Sept. 28, 2017
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