Shirley Byrd Garst, 79, genealogist and family historian

Shirley Byrd Garst

LELAND — Shirley Byrd Garst, 79, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at home surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born Jan. 22, 1941, in West Palm Beach, Florida, the daughter of the late Walter Byrd and Minnie Albritton.

Mrs. Garst was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Keith Tate Garst; daughter, Cheryl Renee Garst; and two sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Skipper, and her husband, Danny, and Eva Terashima, and her husband, Eric; and grandchildren, Tatum, Bryce and Graebl.

Mrs. Garst was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was an avid genealogist and family historian.

The family will hold a private ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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