Darla "Sue" Byrd
Darla Joyce Brunson was born July 9, 1943 in Murdo, South Dakota, the daughter of Vern and Ada (Swan) Brunson. Darla grew up on a ranch south of Belvidere and graduated from the Belvidere High School. Afterwards, she received a degree in Denver CO as an X-ray Technician.
She returned to Murdo where she worked for the hospital. It was there that she met the love of her life and on October 4, 1969, she and Terry Byrd were united in marriage in Murdo.
Following their marriage, Darla and Terry lived in Murdo and then in 1975 they moved to Newcastle, Wyoming for a short time. In 1976 they moved to Belle Fourche where they have lived since. Over the years, Darla has worked at various places in Belle Fourche, including: The Hat Factory, Swan Bakery, Jumpin’ Jacks, and for the lunch program at the Belle Fourche schools.
To Darla and Terry, 2 children were born: Tom and John.
Darla was a wonderful wife who loved her children very much. She made so many quilts in her lifetime and enjoyed giving them to people, especially grandchildren and other kids. She was also stubborn and you always knew where you stood with her. She loved her grandchildren dearly and spoiled them as much as she could. She was greatly missed.
Darla is survived by her husband, Terry of Belle Fourche; their two sons, Tom of Belle Fourche and John (Kristen) of Maysville OK; 7 grandchildren, Jaxon, Abby, Ashley, Jacob, Amanda, Brock, Sydnee, Tanya (John) Kjellsen; brother, James Brunson of North Platte NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Verna “Sis”, Darrell, Jeanie, Charlie, John “Jack”, Judy (Mrs. Kenny Finck), Josephine, and Bud.