Lola "Skipper" Byram
1921 - 2019
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Over the years in all her walks in life Skipper never met a person she didn't love, in fact, she had an uncanny way of "adopting" what she referred to as her "kids". Skipper has "kids" spanning from Florida to California and every place in between ranging in age from 6 months to 101. If you met her you will never forget her.
July 8, 1921 - Nov. 25, 2019
Skipper Byram, 98, of Colorado Springs was born July 8th, 1921 in Douglas, WY to Ira & Bernice (Stevens) Harris. She was married to James "Jim" Byram for 55 years before his death in 1997. They resided in Yuma, AZ before settling in Colorado Springs in 1976.
Skipper has been a bookkeeper, a crafts instructor at Rick's Garden Center and a swim instructor for arthritis range of motion at Manitou Springs pool for over 30 years. She was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church until her fall which landed her in Brookdale Monument Valley Park. She resided there until she went to heaven.
Skipper is survived by two granddaughters, Kerri & Melissa, a great granddaughter, Whitney and a great, great grandson, Kayden, all from TX; nephew, Tom from WY, Steve from WA, niece, Theresa and nephew, Jim from AZ. Skipper was preceded in death by her son, Jerry McDonald; brother, Gene Harris; foster brother, Joe McDonald; and nephews, Charles and Benny Harris.
A memorial service will be held 11:00AM on December 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N 20th St, Colorado Springs 80904. In lieu of flowers donations may be made Trinity United Methodist Church. Fellowship immediately following service.

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Published in The Gazette from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4, 2019.
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December 15, 2019
Skipper was always smiling! She welcomed my mom to Brookdale stating she was going to be on the semi for the parade of lights. Mom passed in May, and I know she & Skipper are dancing a jig! Her smiling face will be missed! Love ya!
Lisa Winter
December 1, 2019
Skipper, you are the reason I took another chance at love. I am blessed to be a part of a loving family that continues to grow. I am so glad you and I shared this family for over 25 years. We have loved you as much as you loved us. You taught us many lessons about love & life. That is a gift that will continue on. I am comforted with the thought of you finally being back in Jim's loving arms.
Deb Stelter
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