Dec. 23, 1944-Sept. 7, 2004

CONDON - A celebration of life memorial service for Loren W. Byrd will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the United Methodist Church in Arlington.

Mr. Byrd, 59, of Condon, who served as a juvenile tracker and CASA coordinator, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.

He was born Dec. 23, 1944, at The Dalles, to Robert and Ina Jones Byrd. He attended schools at Rufus, Arlington and Sherman County, then attended Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton and Multnomah Community College in Portland.

On Aug. 28, 1966, he married Alcenia Wetherell at Arlington.

For many years he worked at Condon Grain Growers and Jack Gray Transport in Arlington.

He was an avid fisherman and had a great love of the outdoors.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Cooking was his passion and he enjoyed entertaining family and friends.

He had a love and talent for interacting with the youth in the communities, serving as a juvenile tracker and county CASA coordinator.

Mr. Byrd celebrated nearly nine years of sobriety and was an active member of AA.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Alcenia Byrd of Condon; daughters, Lorena Woods and husband, Kurtis, of Arlington, and Jennifer Byrd of Portland; son, Bobby Byrd of Condon; grandchildren, Harlee Woods and Brody Woods; his father, Bob Byrd of The Dalles; brother, Robert W. Byrd of Irrigon; sisters, Linda Brege of Rufus and Janice Strand of Portland. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ina Byrd.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arlington Park Memorial Plaque, c/o any branch of the Bank of Eastern Oregon.

Sweeney Mortuary of Condon is in charge of arrangements.

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