Linda Kay Havens Byrd
June 17, 1951 - April 3, 2019
SOUTH BEND - Linda
Kay Havens Byrd, 67, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 3,
surrounded by her loving family.
Linda was born on
June 17, 1951, in Mishawaka, to Gladys and Robert Havens. She was preceded in
death by her parents and her brother, Frank Havens.
On June 2, 1973,
Linda married her teenage sweetheart, Steven Byrd of South Bend. She is
survived by her husband; daughter, Amanda (Jeremy Wagner) Byrd of South Bend;
son, Nicholas (Lisa Silveus) Byrd of South Bend; grandchildren, Kaleigh (Rider
Adkins) Byrd and Ashton Byrd, and siblings Connie (Gary) Smith.
everyone she knew. Earning her MBA at Notre Dame, Linda went into the workforce
as a human resource representative for St. Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka on 4th
Street, Press Ganey, and Hamilton Grove. She advocated for employees and had a
knack of remembering every little personal detail at the drop of a hat. She
deeply loved her family and was a dedicated wife and a caring, loving mother,
grandmother, and aunt. Linda also had many fur babies throughout her life, and
held a special place in her heart for each one (especially Squirt). She was known
for her love buns and pies and enjoyed the outdoors; especially camping in the
woods and relaxing on beaches. She and her friends Janice, Eileen, Barb, Shari,
Jill, Janet, Mary, and Terrie took an annual Ladies Camping trip every year for
over 40 years.
A Celebration of
Life will be on Saturday, April 13th from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. with a time for
sharing at 4:00 at Hahn Funeral Home, located at 505 W 8th Street in Mishawaka.
contributions may be made to Center for Hospice Care.
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