Beverly Joan Thomas


BYRON – Beverly Joan Thomas, 79, of Byron,  passed away Monday, July 8, 2019.

Joan was born in Byron on Aug. 15, 1939, daughter of Milo Garman and Iva Barnhart. She married William Thomas on Feb. 2, 1960 in Byron. He passed away Nov. 2, 2015. Joan enjoyed watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs, cooking, gambling, dancing and music. She especially enjoyed having gatherings and spending time with her family. Joan will be dearly missed. 

Those left to honor Joan’s memory include her children, Michael Thomas of Byron, Amy Byes of Stillman Valley, and Deanna Randels of Byron,; grandchildren, Ryan (Tina) Thomas, Erin (Erik) Gorzynski, Daniel (Paige) Byes, Nick (Cierra) Carr and Jordan Byes; great-grandchildren, Arabella, Logan, Blake, Grant, Josephine, Julianna, Mikayla, Conway and Claire; nephew, Mitch Johnson.

She is predeceased by her parents, husband; son, Christopher Thomas and daughter, Kristen Christianson. 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. located at the Byron Forest Preserve 7993 N. River Rd. Byron, IL 61010. Share online condolences and memories at 

Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61108.