Donna Walker Byrd passed away on July 28, 2017. Donna was 90 years old. Donna is predeceased by her loving husband, Marion E. Byrd; her parents, Ernest and Glendora Walker of Athens, PA; her brother, Robert Lee Walker of Athens, PA.
Donna is survived by her nephews James (Jim) L. Walker (Carolyn) of Greene, NY, Michael Walker (Trish) of Uxbridge, MA; David Walker (Rita) of Sayre, PA., several grand-nieces and nephews and longtime friends – Cloydia C. Dixon of Macon, GA and Tim Herdon of Neptune Beach, FL.
Donna held various jobs in the valley prior to 1957 when employed by IBM Federal Systems Division in Owego, NY. She was among the first few women that IBM ever transferred when she moved to MD to help set up a new facility. It was in MD where she met the “love of her life”, Marion E. Byrd. They were married in June, 1960 and started their beautiful journey together. In 1995, when Marion retired from GEICO, they moved to Jacksonville Beach, FL where they enjoyed the warm weather and beach after having lived many years in MD and the Washington, DC area. They traveled extensively taking many cruises. Their favorite vacation spot was Hawaii where they spent many wonderful times.
A Life Celebrate will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2017, at 11:00 am at Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250, Reverend Laurie Furr-Vancini officiating. Music is provided by Reverend Tom Walker and Dr. Ron Cummings.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in the name of Donna Walker Byrd to Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250 or to the charity of your choice.
The arrangements are under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Beaches Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 (904) 249-2374 or

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