Elaine Alfreida Byrd passed away on Dec. 18, 2016 surrounded by friends and family. She was 64 years old. Elaine was born in Harvey, North Dakota on May 27, 1952 to Vergil Anderson and Marie (Flath) Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her father Vergil Anderson, her daughter Tephany Schantz and her husband of 23 years Clay McCoy Byrd.
She is survived by her mother Marie Walker of Arbuckle, her son Keith Jacob Schantz (Tasha) of Grimes, her step-son Anthony Byrd and step-daughter Alicia Byrd of Brooks, granddaughters Trina Massey and son Bentley, Torie Schantz and sons Anthony and Alexander and Emily Massey and daughter Navaeh and son Dominic. Sisters Charlene Dean (Chester) of Arkansas, Joyce Murillo (Rodney) of Grimes, brother James Anderson of Arbuckle.
She came to California with her parents when she was 5 years old. She attended Grand Island Elementary School and Pierce High School and Princeton High School. She went to cosmetology school after High School and spent several years cutting hair in Woodland.
In her later years, she worked in food service where she worked at the Top Hat Restaurant in Williams and Sharon’s Restaurant in Colusa.
Elaine loved to dance and walk in the rain. She loved to make people laugh, she was a prankster. Her greatest joy was spending time with her granddaughters and their babies. Her hobbies included quilting and sewing stuffed animals. She will be forever missed.
Her memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at the Arbuckle Community Church located at 700 Hillgate Rd. in Arbuckle.
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410 www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com