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Royce David Byrd
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1943
Thomas County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 2013
Lake City
Columbia County
Florida, USA

Pre-deceased by partner Bonnie Wiese on Sept 11, 2001. Royce, also known as Ujvalla, was a devotee of Siddha Yoga. He lived at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in South Fallsburg, NY for many years where he offered his services in the security dept. While pursuing his spiritual path there he met his very special partner Bonnie Wiese. When they left the ashram in NY they moved to Ujvalla's former home in northern Florida.

Royce David Byrd, 69, of Greenville and Madison, died Jan. 18, 2013 in Haven Hospice of Lake City, FL, following a long bout with cancer. Born in Thomasville, GA on Feb. 13, 1943, he was the son of the late David and Albert Byrd and brother of the late William Clyde Byrd. Royce graduated from Greenville High School in 1961.
He attended University of Florida and received his Master's Degree in Education from Florida State University.
He was employed by Honeywell and Price Waterhouse in New York state and also taught history in Madison. Royce served in the US Coast Guard for two years and was a member of the Greenville Baptist Church.
He is survived by six first cousins, Barbara Stumpf of West Chester, PA, Julie Gafford of Lake City, Joyce Fuls of York, PA, Dixie McMasters of Clermont, Ben Byrd of Gainesville, Donna Curls of Live Oak and a niece Sandy Davis of Lakeland, FL. There will be a graveside memorial service at 3pm on Feb. 10, 2013.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Greenville Baptist Church.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on February 6, 2013
Family links: 
  Bonnie L. Wiese (1946 - 2001)
Specifically: "There will be a graveside memorial service at 3pm on Feb. 10, 2013."
Created by: EricS
Record added: Mar 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106482093


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