Dena Eickenhorst Byrd

Profile Updated: November 25, 2018
Residing In Huntsville, TX USA
Spouse/Partner widow. Jay was a warden for TDCJ, died of colon cancer in 1998.
Children Clayton born in 1982 - who made me a grandmother for the first time Jan 09 with twin girls. He's a lineman.
Lacy More…born in 1983 who got BBA from SHSU then Masters Degree in Marketing. She's a PR Rep for an insurance company in Houston but she and her husband and sons live in Huntsville. My grandsons are 5 and 4. I'm told that's all I'm getting.
Occupation Retired from TDCJ as Purchaser 2008; retired from UTMB as Purchasing Manager.
Reunion Memories

I still smile when I think about a group of us visiting on the 6th floor Sat morning. We all started confessing who we had crushes on in high school. It got into confession time for some! Then Johnny Mack announced he had a crush on anyone that wore panties. What a guy!
Then on Sat night - dancing to Odessa playing Doobie Brothers songs. It made us feel young again.
Unofficial reunion when Jimmy Collins returned to perform for a local charity was great, too. I connected with even more old girlfriends who offered me their spare bedroom whenever I'm in town.


Caylee and Clair Byrd, Jay and Cooper Martin

College attended/Area of study

Sam Houston State Univ/Business Admin



Recent Happenings

Just told Johnny Mack Armstrong he's listed as one of my pal bearers. Now he watches everything I eat!
Retired for the 2nd time in 2014. My only "job" now is house sitting all over America. When people plan a vacation they post their location, perks and requirements. I get to apply for any one I'm interested in. For free room and board I'm taking more vacations than I could ever afford otherwise. My sister ('72) travels with me sometimes, also both kids.

Favorite High School Teacher

Mike Bay/DECA


After losing the love of my life in 1998 I decided to live life to the fullest with my good friends and family. I take pride in knowing I raised 2 teenagers by myself without killing either one of them!

School Story

My dad died during my soph yr and he had custody of my older sister and me. I married during the summer between my jr and sr year and like to think it was more confusion than stupidity. I also wish I'd told Tony Fry about my crush on him BEFORE he died so young, even before our 15th reunion.

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Sure hope you come in July for our 45th. I love to travel, too so maybe we can compare notes!

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Caylee and Clair Byrd - born Jan 09