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Norma C DeMers Byrd

Bottineau County, North Dakota, USA
Death 4 Dec 2010 (aged 82)
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 62718310 · View Source
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Norma C. Byrd, 82, Minot, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, in a Minot hospital.

Norma C. DeMers was born March 4, 1928, on the family farm, near Bachelor, to Frank and Minnie (Aasletten) DeMers. She attended country school in that area and later graduated from the Notre Dame Academy in Willow City. Norma then attended Minot State Teachers College, where she earned her standard teaching certificate.

She taught third grade at St. John for several years. On Sept. 2, 1950, Norma married Duane Vlasin. He passed away in 1954.

On April 14, 1959, she married Donald Byrd at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Minot. They made their home in Surrey, Minot, Williston and back to Minot in 1989, where they since had lived.

Norma had been legally blind for many years, but didn't let that get her down. She was an amazing lady with a lively spirit who enjoyed watching all sports and knew all the players on each team. She loved to play bingo at least once a week, and truly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Norma was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot. She was a member of the Christian Women and the Association for the Blind.

Those who shared in her life: husband, Donald, Minot; children, Dee Sexton, St. Augustine, Fla., Donna (Tom) Anderson, St. James, Minn., David Byrd, Garrison, and Dixie Callehan, West Fargo; two grandchildren, Caleb and Nick Anderson; brothers and sisters, Frances Neal, Pocotello, Idaho, AJ "Spud" (Pat) DeMers, St. John, Marie Gooch and Loretta Weber, both of Minot, and Robert (Yvonne) DeMers, St. John; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Norma was preceded in death by her first husband, Duane; and her parents.

Funeral: Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at 10 a.m., in St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.

Visitation and vigil prayer service: Today, Dec. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. with the vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., both at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

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  • Created by: Dale & Corinne Wise
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Norma C DeMers Byrd (4 Mar 1928–4 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62718310, citing Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Dale & Corinne Wise (contributor 47132213) .