Charleen “Toni” Frances Byrne

Oct. 2, 1937 – Dec. 26, 2017

EVANSTON — Charleen “Toni” Frances Byrne died Dec. 26, while surrounded by her family at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah,

She was born on Oct. 2, 1937, in Provo, Utah; to Charles and Helen Ferris. Toni was a registered nurse at the Wyoming State Hospital for over 30 years.

Toni enjoyed bowling, reading Steven King novels, doing crossword puzzles, watching crime shows and cooking shows and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She enjoyed picnics at the ranch and Bear River State Park, and would cook lunch every Sunday for her family.

She was a member of the Eagles club, serving as president and past president. She would always tell us she was “a tough old bird.”

Toni is survived by her son, Kevin Byrne; daughter, Robin (Bruce) McConnell; sons: Robert (Marie) Byrne and Perry (Corinna) Byrne; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters: Geraldine Van Ausdal, Rose Ann Smith and Julie Ann Sorensen.

Toni was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen, and a great-grandson.

A memorial service for Toni will be held at Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston, Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m.

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