Pat Byrd, 87, of College Station, passed away suddenly Friday, February 4th at Scott & White Hospital surrounded by her loved ones.
Pat is reunited in Heaven with her Mother, Betty “Dewey” Zemanek; Father, Frank Zemanek Sr. and Nephew, Gary Zemanek.
Pat leaves to cherish her memories is her husband of 37 years, Gary Byrd, her 5 children: Ron Dayhoff, Debby Sikes, Donna (Bob) Powell, Patrice Dayhoff, and Sharon Dayhoff; Gary’s children: Bryan (Janet), Elizabeth and Tyler Byrd
Ron, Jamie, Dustin & Joshua Dayhoff
Nicole (Richard) Jeske & Alexandra Lindsay Rearick
Billy Harris & Casey Labat
Gabby & Garret Byrd
Winnie & Bryan Byrd
Cole, Courtney, Westin & Colton Shelby
Drake, Benjamin & Ryan Dayhoff
Danielle & Samantha Toel
Baylon & Dillon Jeske
Gunner, Candon & Kylur Reiger
And 2 Great-Great Grandchildren. Pat is also survived by one brother Frank (Marcia) Zemanek Jr. and one sister Elizabeth Zemanek. Pat also leaves behind numerous cousins, nephews and nieces and her furry friend Stormy whom she loved and enjoyed.
Pat was born and raised in Bryan – went to school at St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from SFA in ’53. After living in Bellville for 15 yrs, she finally came “home” to College Station for the last 13 years.
Pat was a very thoughtful, kind & loving “Angel”, always looked good and always smiling, always remembering & recognizing everyone’s birthdays and special occasions. Pat was always sending meaningful and inspirational clippings, poems, and reminded us to always have Faith and to be kind & forgiving. She always tried to make all her great grandsons soccer games and tennis matches and any special school programs. Her Family, Friends and her Faith were the most important things in her life.
Pat was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas church in College Station and even during the Pandemic, watched Mass faithfully on TV. She loved being a part of Young at Heart at Sts. Peter and Paul while in Belleville and Christian Women’s Connection in College Station.
Pat loved going to the Drive-in, gardening, Cruises, Gambling bus trips, Playing Bingo & Rummikub. One of her favorite past times was going to Garage Sales and Thrift Stores. She and her classmates still had regular get-togethers. On nice evenings, she enjoyed sitting on her deck with the Love of her Life, Gary and a glass of wine (mixed with water of course)
The family wants to thank Lois Jeske, Norma Cantu, Marcia Zemanek, Michael Zemanek and Kristi Nash for their hard work in helping with the food and funeral arrangements.
Gary wants special thanks to go to her granddaughter, Nicole for always stepping up to help and especially organizing the video, music and arrangements for this service.
Patricia (Pat, Patsy, Granny, Mom, Sweet Pea) was loved deeply and will be missed by many.
In Lieu of Flowers, friends who wish, may make memorial gifts to either ASPCA (Humane Society), Street Cat Rescue in Round Rock (her daughter’s charity), Shriners Children Hospital, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Belleville, St. Thomas Aquinas Church in College Station or St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.
To visit Pat's Memorial Slide Show please click the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQbSZWAwsvA
Because of the Covid Pandemic the family is respectfully encouraging you to stay home if you are ill, or if have been exposed to Covid-19 or immune-compromised and for all in attendance to follow all healthy habits as recommended by the CDC.