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Elaine Anne (Cooke) Byrnes

Posted 2024-02-07 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Feb. 7, 2024 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Elaine Anne Byrnes passed away on May 31, 2023, at a Hospice house in
Tucson. Elaine was born on March 13, 1943 in Boston to Samuel and Anna
(O'Shea) Cooke. In June 1961, Elaine married her soulmate, John Byrnes.
Together, they raised a family and relocated to Lake Havasu in 1976.

Elaine volunteered at her children's elementary schools, Starline and
Oro Grande and eventually built a career at the Lake Havasu Board of
Realtors. Upon retirement, she volunteered at the Lake Havasu City
Visitor Center. In 2020, she moved to Tucson to be closer to family.
Elaine was a loving wife, and a dear mother to her five children. She
was also a proud "Grammy/Gigi" to 10 grandchildren and six great-

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and brothers
Patrick Sullivan and Wayne Sullivan.

She is survived by her brothers James Cooke and Joseph Sullivan; her
children: Denise Schrantz, Laura Graser, Michael Byrnes, Stacey Diehl
and Kathleen Stock; grandchildren: Jonathan and Isaac Schrantz; Mitchell
and William Graser; Ava Byrnes; Myah Diehl; Rachel Berry; Jonah, Hannah
and Benjamin Stock; great grandchildren: Blaise, Madeline and Penny
Schrantz; Luke and Elizabeth Berry; Patrick Stock.

Elaine's warmth, wit and compassion will be sorely missed. Her
selflessness and ability to put her family first will never be
forgotten. The family will be celebrating her life at a private ceremony
in February. No services are planned.

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