Byrne, Betty Rae age 86 died of Ovarian Cancer on July 24, 2020. Betty was the only child and preceded in death by parents John and Mildred Byrne. She is survived by her partner Beverly Moran and many cousins including Ardis Christianson and Gordon Phillips. Betty grew up in South Minneapolis and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1952. She attended the University of Minnesota earning a BS degree in Physical Education in 1956. Betty went on to teach Physical Education and coach Gymnastics. In 1965 she earned her Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling and assumed a position with Dakota County Technical College where she remained until retiring in 1991 as a Financial Aid Officer. Betty was very athletic and enjoyed tennis, golfing, camping and boating. In retirement Betty and Bev loved to attend theater and play cards. They also traveled to Florida and Arizona spending good times with friends. They traveled internationally and Betty's favorite trip was spent in Ireland. Betty was loved by the numerous friends she made through the years and always had a smile and stories to share. Betty was a long time member at her spiritual home St. Joan of Arc Church. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to St. Joan of Arc Church in South Minneapolis for the Peace and Justice fund.

Published on August 2, 2020