Linda Faye Perham
passed away May 29, 2020 at the young age of 68.
She was born
January 19, 1952 in Russellville, Alabama, to Corine (Willis) Wittenhagen
and Wallace Byrd, who precede her in death.
She is also
preceded in death by her sister Janet Jones, and brother Jasper ďBudí Byrd.
She is survived by
brother Ron Byrd of Phoenix, sister Carolyn (Gerald) Hayes of Griffith, sons
David (Leighanne) of Mesa and Robert (Katie) of Chesterton. Four beloved
granddaughters: Haleigh, Sara, Allison and Annabel. Also, an ex-husband that
she could take or leave, most likely leave.
Linda preferred to
be called Faye which she felt fit her more than the name Linda. She was a
fiercely independent redheaded Irish woman who didnít have an issue putting
you in your place. She loved her family and friends with every fiber of her
being. She was a tireless advocate for Military Veterans and Veterans
rights. She felt fortunate to witness her beloved Chicago Cubs win the World
Series in her lifetime, knowing many did not. Being a single mother, she
taught her sons by example, hard work and dedication to family. She loved
being a grandmother and laughing at her sons as they tried to manage through
the early stages of parenthood. Her fun-loving attitude and contagious laugh
will never be heard again. If you have experienced it, you were lucky.
Thanks for everything Mom, you will be missed.
With concerns about
Covid-19 and its impact on travel, no service will be held at this time. We
will schedule a memorial later in the year in the hope that all friends and
family can attend.