GRANBURY Louise Mitchell Byram, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Granbury. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, at the Bluff Dale Baptist Church in Bluff Dale. Burial in the Tolar Cemetery in Tolar. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury, Texas. Mrs. Bryam was born May 28, 1926, in Caddo, to Lewis and Aline Veale Mitchell. She married James D. Byram, June 13, 1980, in Granbury. Mrs. Byram was a missionary and worked with the Navajo Indians in Albuquerque, Tecnosposs, Thoreau, Smithlake, Santa Fe, Farmington, Zuni and Magdalena, all in New Mexico. She taught at Granbury Elementary School, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Bluff Dale Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Dave Mitchell, and sister, Laura Brockman. Survivors include, husband, James "J.D." Byram of Granbury; step-children, BC Talbott and husband, Todd, of Hollywood, Calif., Berry Byram and wife, Beth, of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Lynn Bradley and husband, Harry, of Stephenville; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of choice.

Published June 25, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune