In Memory

Sharyn Sudduth (Byer)

Sharyn Byer, of Falls Church, Virginia, a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a virtuoso flutist, conductor and educator, ascended to heaven at the age of 72. Sharyn was a remarkable woman of strong faith and gentle soul who carried herself with tremendous class, style and grace. She was a giving friend and mentor to scores of people around the world. Her presence as a life force will be deeply missed. Sharyn was born February 5, 1948 in Miami, Florida to Glenn and Mary Sue Sudduth. Sharyn attended Miami High School, served as president of Honoria, was the first chair flute in the band and used her talents to earn a scholarship to The University of Miami School of Music. While in school, she was honored both as a Poinciana Princess and later as Queen of the Poinciana Festival, served as president of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and soloed with the Wind Ensemble under Frederick Fennell. She met Barry while they were both working in the student union and on January 2, 1973, Sharyn and Barry began their 48-year storybook marriage.