Marjorie Kathleen ?Kate? Byrd, age 79 of Sand Springs, passed from this life peacefully on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at her daughter?s home. Kate was born on October 7, 1933 in Dalhart, Texas to Gilbert and Mary (Gorman) Gordon. She graduated from Dalhart high school and married Don Byrd on July 10, 1953, in Clayton, New Mexico. The couple later moved to Weatherford, Oklahoma until Don passed away in 1990. She worked as a pawn broker for several years until retirement. Kate moved to Sand Springs in 2001 to be near her family. Kate became a member of the first Christian Church in Sand Springs. She enjoyed gardening, reading, shopping with her daughter, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kate will always be remembered as the frequent cookie corner baker and gardener at the church. She is survived by her two sons Eddie Byrd and wife Vanessa of Weatherford and Keith Byrd of Sand Springs, a daughter Kristi Rains and husband Tom of Sand Springs, a brother Bobby Gordon and wife Willie Ruth of Dalhart, Texas and a sister Virginia Wedel of Dalhart, Texas. Also surviving Kate are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Kate is preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Mary Gordon, husband Don Byrd and brother Hugh Gordon.