Byron Leigh Death

A Celebration of Life for Byron Death, 37, Baldwin will be held at 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Arterra Event Gallery, 2161 Quail Creek Drive, Lawrence, KS. He passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at his home.

Byron was born September 28, 1977 in Paraparaumu, New Zealand the son of Donald and Mary Death.

He graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School.

Survivors include his father, Donald Death and stepmother, Vida Death, Eudora; his mother, Mary Death, New Zealand; brother, Cameron and Myles (deceased); two step sisters, Becky and Melissa; and Chris Price, his longtime best friend.

The family will greet friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the (CLO) Community Living Opportunities and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Janet Williams on November 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Don and Vida, My heartfelt sympathy to both of you. I will always remember Byron’s wink, his smile and his uncanny way of always making sure I learned a lesson when I was with him. You are in my thoughts prayers. Janet Williams.

  2. Stephanie Rasmussen on November 3, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Don, Vida, and Chris,
    Byron was such a joy to have in our lives! He was a dear friend and considered part of our family. We enjoyed every holiday, family event, road trip, and the many laughs we shared with him. We will miss him dearly and our prayers are with you.

    Neil, Stephanie, Abby and Eli (Wilson) Rasmussen

  3. Doug Polson on November 4, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Don and Vida,

    So very sorry to hear–I have many fond memories-singing “Surfer Girl” with him (always calmed him down) and “You Hurrrrt me”. He changed the course of my life. I will always remember him with a smile. I still have his drawings. Much love to you.

    Doug Polson

  4. Dan Cole on November 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. It can be hard for friends and family to find the right words to express at a time like this. Thankfully, we can echo the comforting words that we read in the Bible. At Revelation 21:4 it tells us that the God of all comfort will soon do away with all suffering, sickness, tears, and death. Along with what we read at John 5: 28, 29 we have a solid hope for the future. Until then, may your loving memories of Byron bring you comfort during this difficult time. Your family has my sincerest condolences.

  5. Diane Tegtmeier on April 1, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Dear Mary and Don, You may remember me as Byron’s social worker at Bethany Rehab center. Something reminded me of him today and I googled his name, to learn he has died. My heart reaches to all of you in gratitude for the life of this angel who taught all of us so much. I would love to hear from both of you as I think of you all often with Love, Diane

  6. Julie Langdon on April 6, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I thought of Byron today, and found he had passed.I helped him at Katherine Carpenter, he changed my life.What a sweet boy.Hes been on my mind for years. So sorry .Julie

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