Therese Marie Byrne

August 12, 1957February 17, 2021

Therese Marie Byrne Born August 12, 1957 Died February 17, 2021. Terry was born in Los Angeles, California to parents Dr. Ralph and Mary Byrne. Terry was preceded in death by her mother, father and two brothers, Chip and Tom, her brother-in-law Tom Bell, and her life partner Bill Cullen. She is survived by her two older sisters, Kathleen Murphy (Dennis), Betsey Bell, and a brother, Timothy Byrne. Terry also enjoyed her nieces and nephews, Tim Murphy (Amy), Patrick Murphy (Laura) and Megan Murphy Pruitt (Josh). She is survived by great nieces, Anne Collins Murphy, Ellis Pruitt, and great nephews Cooper Douglas Murphy, Hartley Murphy, Wyatt Murphy, and Patterson Pruitt.

Terry graduated from high school and attended college at Orange Coast College. Terry’s career was in the printing and copy business. She grew to love working with the people in her industry. Her greatest joy was to provide her clients, with the most perfect product. Terry began her career at the Hilton Hotels and moved to Southern California Gas Company. She was a Manager for Canon Business Process Services and was employed for them at the time of her death. One of her most endearing traits was being a boss. She worked closely with her staff and they called her coach.

Although Terry never had children of her own, she brought all of her brothers and sisters the love and guidance of a matriarch. You would not mistake her scolding for anything except true love, and she never failed to let you know just where she stood. Terry became the family hostess for all the holiday gatherings. There was never a shortage of food and drink for everyone. She brought laughter and joy to all who came in touch with her. If there was one true love in her life it was her dogs. She is survived by her beloved Molly, Missy, Storm, and Star

Terry’s celebration of life is pending. Please check back on this website for details.


  • Timothy Byrne, Brother
  • Betsey Bell, Sister
  • Kathy Murphy, Sister


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Therese Marie Byrne

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