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Jana Lynn Byrd

Obituary for Jana Lynn Byrd

March 15, 1962 - September 17, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 55


On Friday, September 15, 2017, Jana Lynn Byrd passed away unexpectedly. She was born on March 15, 1962, in Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Tony Byrd, and is survived by her mother, Reba Byrd, of Austin, and many cherished friends.

Jana graduated from Austin High School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and a Master's Degree in Counseling from St. Edward's University. She loved her work as a licensed professional counselor and took a personal interest in every client.

Jana was presented as the Diamond for the Austin Symphony Society in 1981 and as a debutante for the Junior Helping Hand that same year.

Her love extended beyond helping just people. Jana was also quite the animal lover. Any stray was game to become part of the family. In fact, she always carried dog food, cat food, and water in her car in case she stumbled across a creature in need.

She loved the outdoors, particularly riding horses and spending time on the family ranch. She spent her summers at Camp Mystic, and continued as a counselor during her first two years of college, making many life-long friends and memories. She also enjoyed live music and Mexican food.

Jana was intelligent, humorous, thoughtful, and caring. She and her mother shared a deep bond that will never fade. Her sudden death affected many lives and left a void that can never be filled. Jana will be sorely missed. Every life she touched is better for it.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 2nd of December, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 3201 Windsor Road, Austin, Texas, 78703, with Rev. Morgan S. Allen, Rector, officiating.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Austin Humane Society or the Austin Symphony.

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