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Joy Valeriano-Byrd

Joy Marie Valeriano-Byrd

Sunday July 25, 1965 - Sunday February 6, 2022
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Company will use the information it collects to provide, without limitation, services and features to you and facilitate payment for any Donations between Campaign Organizers and Donors and provide information to Campaign Organizers and Campaign beneficiaries. Company will also use the information to measure and improve the Site, and to provide you with customer support.

Company may contact you with new or updated products or services, designs, routes, surveys, or other related announcements from time to time. You may opt-out of all communications except essential updates. Company may include Content in the e-mails sent to you.

Certain software applications and applets transmit data to Company. Company may not make a formal disclosure if it believes its collection of and use of the information is the obvious purpose of the Site or its related application. If it is not obvious that Company is collecting or using such information, it will disclose its collection to you the first time you provide the information.

Company may use the information collected to prevent potential illegal activities. Company may also use a variety of methods to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse.

Company may use your information to serve you personalized advertising. Company does not share your information with advertisers without your consent. Company allows advertisers to choose the characteristics of Users who will see their advertisements. Company may use any of the Non-Personally Identifiable Information it has collected in any fashion to select the appropriate audience. Company will not tell the advertiser who you are as part of this process. When you interact with an advertisement there is a possibility that you may receive a cookie from the advertiser.

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  2. Certain information you provide to Company may be shared by using the Site’s search function. This allows other Users to locate your profile and it allows new Users to find people they know on the Site.

  3. Company provides some public information to search engines. This information allows search engines to locate the Site. It also allows people to locate you on the Site using a major search engine. This does not mean all information you post on the Site may be accessed using a search engine.

  4. There are also times when Company may make certain Personal Information about you available to strategic partners or third parties. These companies may help Company process information, render services to you, manage and enhance customer data, provide customer service, assess your interest in products and services, or conduct research or satisfaction surveys. Without such information being made available, it would be difficult for you to use Company's Site and services.

  5. Company may also share Personal Information when it has a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect itself and you from people violating the Terms and Conditions of the Site. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, and courts or other government entities.

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Company may be sold, sell or buy businesses or assets of businesses, or merge with another business. In such transactions, Personal Information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Company, a line of business of Company, or substantially all the assets of Company are transferred, Personal Information may well be one of the transferred assets. Company will make a reasonable effort to provide notice on the Site, and to notify you via e-mail to the most recent e-mail address that you have provided of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

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  2. Agreement with Policy and Continued Use of Site

    Unless stated otherwise, Company’s current Policy applies to all information that Company has about you, your account, and access to the Site. By using the Site, you consent to this Policy and having your Personal Information and data transferred and processed as described.


Joy Marie Valeriano-Byrd flew away from her home in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on February 6, 2022, to God’s celestial shore in paradise. The Wake service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stillwater. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2022 at St. Francis with burial following in Fairlawn Cemetery.

Joy was born July 25, 1965 in New Britain, Connecticut where she spent her childhood. Joy moved to Rancho Mirage, California where she worked as a Respiratory Therapist. Joy received a Master of Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Joy later moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where she worked as a Physician’s Assistant at Warren Clinic and then University Health Services at Oklahoma State University.

Joy married the love of her life Dan Byrd on January 1, 2018 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Joy loved her life, family, and the many friends that she had met along her life’s journey. She enjoyed everyday with contagious laughter among her family and many friends. Joy was very beautiful, intelligent, dedicated to her family and friends, and had a special ability to reach out and say how beautiful life is. Joy always had a sparkle in her eyes and a very sweet smile on her face that drew people to her throughout her life.

Joy had a love and passion for her pet Golden Retrievers Buddy, Gabriel, Sunshine, Teddy, and Samson. She didn’t stop there. She would often see a stray dog while she was out driving, pick up the dog, take it to the veterinarian if needed, pay for any needed treatment, and make sure it’s owner was found and if not found see that it was placed in a proper shelter at her expense.

Joy excelled at playing tennis, beating her husband most times they played and enjoyed traveling with her husband to beautiful beaches in California and Florida for wonderful romantic vacations.

Someone once said that we are put on this earth to paint a picture of the life we live. Well, Joy painted a picture superbly of a life of dedication to her faith, serving her Lord and Savior, love of family and her many friends and most of all the love of a devoted husband.

Joy was predeceased by her father and mother, John and Kathleen Valeriano, uncle: Thomas Mancine, and aunts: Charlotte Mancine and Margie Reynolds.

Members of Joy’s family include her husband: Dan Byrd, sister: Colleen Cummings and her husband George, nieces: Meghan Thacker and her husband Steven, Grace Cummings, uncle: Wally Reynolds, cousins: Kathy Muriana and her husband Peter and their son Chris, and Tim Reynolds, stepchildren: Brandon, Catherine and Rachel Byrd, step grandchild: Zephaniah Byrd.

Joy will be remembered for the love of her Lord and Savior, her giving and sharing heart, her beautiful, sweet smile, sparkling eyes, her sharp wit, her laughter, and positive attitude. She was loved and respected by her family and friends as a kind, loving, caring and thoughtful person, and most especially by her devoted husband who cannot wait to embrace her again in his arms on God’s celestial shore in paradise.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 11th, 2022 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, February 11th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
    711 N. Country Club Road
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 12th, 2022 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 12th, 2022 10:00am
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
    711 N. Country Club Road
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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  • Interment

    Fairlawn Cemetery
    1123 East 6th Avenue
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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Kathleen Muriana

Posted at 02:17pm
My sweet beautiful cousin Joy,

Our lives became so enriched when you and your mom Kathleen moved to Stillwater. I remember us laughing watching our moms arm-in-arm shopping and laughing together or chatting on the phone every night.

Joy was a kind, compassionate daughter and taught those around her the love of family. She gave so much love and time to her mom and was an inspiration to those around her. She loved her sister and family and always shared pictures of her two nieces Meghan and Grace. Joy was always concerned about others - especially my mom and dad - Margie and Wally Reynolds. I knew I could always count on Joy to help.

Her love of the Lord was always foremost and we knew Joy always would have beautiful prayers and Scripture readings at our many holiday meals. We will always be thankful for the prayer time together and for Joy's delicious food.

It was so heartwarming to see Joy's love for Dan and the happiness he brought into her life. They adored each other and the Lord and were role models for anyone who knew them.

We will treasure our time with Joy but know she is with her family in heaven enjoying a feast at the Lord's table. She Trusted in Jesus and always displayed that trust to everyone in her daily living.

Joy never gave up and through some of her most difficult days around Christmas still found the drive to refinish a manger built many years ago by her father. She had recently found it in her attic. That manger will be a treasure as special as Joy!

Peace be with you Joy and "Psalm 91 on you"

I will Love you always sweet pea,

Your cousin Kathy

Kathleen Muriana

Posted at 02:03pm
Thoughts and words from Joy's Uncle Wally Reynolds (99) currently residing at Golden Oaks Assisted Living in Stillwater, OK.

Joy, on this Sacred Day you will be with the Lord always. God Bless you Joy!

Joy's Aunt Margie (Madge as Joy called her) with her cute smile often asked me if I still loved her? I said yes - we were married in 1948. "I loved you then, I love you still, I always have and I always will" Sound familiar Dan?

Joy said she will go where the Lord needs her and doesn't regret the life chosen for her.

Your work on earth is done - "Jesus take the wheel"

Love, your Uncle Wally


Colleen Cummings

Posted at 10:16am
Tribute to Joy’s full life. Written by Colleen Valeriano Cummings

>>>>>>> Written tribute prepared by Joy’s sister Colleen Cummings who spent the last week of Joy’s life at her bedside. She could not fly back to attend these services per surgeon’s orders after last week’s trip.
>>>>>>> Definition of the word joy:
>>>>>>> /joy/(n)(adj) -a feeling of great happiness and delight.
>>>>>>> To Joy,
>>>>>>> We can all agree on the fact that you were perfectly named!
>>>>>>> Our parents were told they probably wouldn’t be able to have more children and 4 1/2 years later you entered our lives and it was such a happy and unexpected surprise you were aptly named for all the Joy you brought to us upon your birth. And now, 56 years later, the people you spread that Joy to are gathered together to honor you, both here, in heaven and all over the country.
>>>>>>> You were loved so much by so many people. We didn’t have a conventional childhood. Daddy died when we were just young children. Miraculously, mommy, with the help of her family, was able to raise and provide for us by herself starting at the age of 40. She was there every minute for us and it wasn’t until we were adults that she then went out to spread her love to others by volunteering for those less fortunate and through our church.
>>>>>>> So, in some ways we were even closer than the average family. The three of us cared so deeply for each other that we focused on a lot of the more important things in life. That made some of the routine, everyday words, compliments and chit-chat that families partake in not said as frequently in our everyday lives.
>>>>>>> Mommy loved you so very,very much. She was proud of you and you made her very happy. She would routinely call to check on my family and told me how beautiful you may have looked the other day, how you were doing so well in your career, what was happening in the church you attended and how much she loved you.
>>>>>>> A person’s real beauty is on the inside, but the fact that you were my younger, prettier, blonde-haired sister was never lost on anyone. A testament to your vibrant personality and young-loving spirit was displayed on one of our family trips to visit you and Nana. Meghan and Grace were younger at the time and you thought it would be a fun activity to teach them how to make meatballs. After having them measure the ingredients, mix it all together and shape meatballs, you turned toward the oven to cook them. Both Meghan and Grace immediately raced from the kitchen to tell me you were playing with pans, the hot stove and oven, turning dials, etc. and I better get in there. They viewed you as slightly older than them who was certainly not allowed to play with a real stove and cook things!! It took a bit for them to realize you were closer to my age than theirs!
>>>>>>> And, they enjoyed clothes shopping in your closet! You always loved the now-famous family picture of Grace and Meghan. They’d put your scrubs and white coat,from your first job as a Physician’s Assistant in the ED from Eisenhower Medical Center, on over their clothes. Then, accented their new outfits with your stethoscopes around their necks and your high heeled shoes. Then we were all treated to a fashion show! I only wish I could find those pictures to share with everyone.
>>>>>>> You always treated Meghan and Grace as your own children from the day they were born. And continued to be so loving and generous to them until the end.
>>>>>>> Another testament to your kindness is the number of friends you made everywhere. Your closest friend from home Robin and her mom Diane have travelled from CT to see you off this weekend. I hope everyone here has the opportunity to meet them and share their favorite story of Joy with them And, we are still astonished by the sheer number of friends you made in your last and shortest residence in OK. The level of love and support your friends had for you was quite unbelievable. I did my best to track down the names of your friends who helped put many of these things together. With the help of a friend of yours at OSU, I was given the following information. Many thanks to Diane Hill who spearheaded the tee shirt idea. Each Tuesday, your co-workers wore them to give you strength and love during chemo and radiation treatments That was just the beginning. The biggest car parade ever assembled was amazing and it was even written about in your neighborhood newsletter. And, of course more things followed with beautiful balloon art displayed in the house to lift your spirits, giant bows tied around your trees out front for the holidays and of course the live caroling event outside your house before Christmas.Special thanks to Julie Wright who coordinated meals, Kim Payne who was always there for you and your Director Chris Barlow. It was an amazing outpouring of friendship and love by so many
>>>>>>> We were all so happy for you in Oklahoma. You met Dan, continued with your love of caring for others in your career and you were now closer to Aunt Margie, Cousin Kathy and their family. Kathy, you never stopped delivering Joy gifts, meals and surprises during the tough times. And every time you dropped something off for her, Joy called me excitedly to tell me what it was. On one of the last days of her life she wanted to try and eat a hamburger and fries. Within 20 minutes you were at the door with our lunches. Joy loved living close by to you because she enjoyed cooking nd entertaining for the holidays, and out by her pool in the summers.
>>>>>>> Joy,you told me one of the highlights of your life was touring the Notre Dame Campus when you came for Grace’s graduation. Your memory will be honored at a mass in the University of Notre Dame Basilica and prayers will be said and a candle lit in The St. Mary Grotto.
>>>>>>> Also, prayers will be said for you on the shores of Laguna Beach, California, your favorite vacation spot.
>>>>>>> Besides all the wonderful people who prayed for you locally, you were prayed for by so many other family members and friends. From California to Arizona, to Chicago and Vermont and back again. Also, all over the East Coast. From Massachusetts, Connecticut, NYC, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Florida family members and loved ones were always praying.
>>>>>>> And, a lot of these prayers started long before your Cancer Diagnoses. You struggled with Lupus and that chemo regimen for many years. That alone affected so many parts of your body including your brain and eyesight. A weaker person could not have made it through this, but you hardly let people see, in your being, how truly sick you were. And, of course, the cancer was there long before it was diagnosed.
>>>>>>> Even when you contracted Covid at the end, I never thought that would stop you as you’d gotten through so many bad scenarios leading up to this. It was just enough to knock you off your feet and then the cancer which you so bravely handled for so long took it’s final toll.
>>>>>>> We all wish we had more time with you here on Earth. But, you’re at your new home with our Lord and with mommy and daddy. You’re rested, happy and out of pain and knowing that helps us all to keep carrying on.
>>>>>>> I love you my dear sister and am so proud of you and the life and friends you acquired in your too short life.
>>>>>>> All my love, Colleen

Colleen Cummings

Posted at 10:14am
> You should all know what a wonderful presence you had in Joy’s life. She loved you so much and was so happy to be a part of your lives. She treated you as her own children.
> I honored her the best way I knew how, and that was sitting at her bedside during her last week of life. Day by day, you could see her grow weaker. The only times she did any speaking was when you spoke to her over the phone. It was shocking to see her response to your kind words and love. And, her last words to each of you, “I love you, too,” were a few of the last she ever spoke.
> These are just a few of the happiest photos of us together, throughout the years.
> One of the highlights of her life, touring the Notre Dame Campus will be honored with a mass in her memory at the University of Notre Dame Basilica, followed by prayers at St. Mary’s Grotto.
> Joy helped many people through her religion and her career as a Physician’s Assistant. Joy was a role model for anyone in the healthcare community in both The Emergency Department at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA and Oklahoma State University Health Center. She once saved a man who was struck down with a heart attack while waiting for her car to be serviced. It was all in a day’s work for her!
> Joy loved her dogs. And, she saved many throughout her life from rescue centers and even adopted a stray on the side of the road! If you care to honor Joy, you can do so by donating to your local animal shelter in her memory.
> We will all be together in heaven again. Joy, Nana and everyone we loved will be waiting for us with open arms.

Colleen Cummings

Posted at 09:50am
Tribute to Joy’s family from Colleen Cummings (Joy’s sister)

George, Meghan, Steven and Grace,

You should all know what a wonderful presence you had in Joy’s life. She loved you so much and was so happy to be a part of your lives. She treated you as her own children.
I honored her the best way I knew how, and that was sitting at her bedside during her last week of life. Day by day, you could see her grow weaker. The only times she did any speaking was when you spoke to her over the phone. It was shocking to see her response to your kind words and love. And, her last words to each of you, “I love you, too,” were a few of the last she ever spoke.
These are just a few of the happiest photos of us together, throughout the years.
One of the highlights of her life, touring the Notre Dame Campus will be honored with a mass in her memory at the University of Notre Dame Basilica, followed by prayers at St. Mary’s Grotto.
Joy helped many people through her religion and her career as a Physician’s Assistant. Joy was a role model for anyone in the healthcare community in both The Emergency Department at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA and Oklahoma State University Health Center. She once saved a man who was struck down with a heart attack while waiting for her car to be serviced. It was all in a day’s work for her!
Joy loved her dogs. And, she saved many throughout her life from rescue centers and even adopted a stray on the side of the road! If you care to honor Joy, you can do so by donating to your local animal shelter in her memory.
We will all be together in heaven again. Joy, Nana and everyone we loved will be waiting for us with open arms.

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