Paula Byrd Neal


Paula Byrd Neal died Jan. 17, 2008 at Payson Care Center. She was born Sept. 22, 1918 in Byrd, Texas.

Her family moved to Willcox, Ariz. when she was 13, and she attended schools at Bonita and Willcox High School.

She married Freeman Neal and worked at the Willcox Hospital for more than 25 years.

She is survived by two sons; Troy (Judy) Neal and Gary (Carol) Neal and one daughter, Gwynn (Kent); two brothers, Joe (Maxine) Byrd and Max (Rita) Byrd; and two sisters, Doris Guynes and Betty Faye Woods. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, plus many cousins.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Freeman Neal; mother and father, Cecil and Era Byrd; and brother, Lynn Byrd.

A celebration of life was held Jan. 21, 2008 in Payson.

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