Dr. A. Dean Byrd"Loving Husband & Father"Dr. A. Dean Byrd passed away on April 4, 2012 after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born on August 22, 1948, the thirteenth child of George Otto and Imouri (Moody) Jung Byrd. He was the president of the Thrasher Research Fund and on the faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine, with appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry. He was also an adjunct professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah.He is survived by his wife, Dr. Elaine Harlow Byrd, and children: Christopher Byrd (Jennifer), David Byrd, Nicole Christensen (Brent), Ryan Byrd (Rachel) and Kristen Kelley (Nate). He is also survived by ?ve grandchildren: Josh, Zach, Evie, Tyler and Savannah. He was predeceased by siblings Mary Elizabeth Byrd, Wildon Byrd, James Byrd, Raymond Byrd, Johnny Byrd and Jackie Byrd. Remaining siblings include Richard Byrd, Patricia James, Pauline Hattaway, Rocky Byrd, Nellie Meadows and Elliot Byrd.A viewing will be held on Friday, April 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah 84092. The funeral will begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Highland East Stake Center, 4679 West (Wasatch Drive) 11000 North (Timpanogos Highway), Highland, Utah 84003. Prior to the funeral, there will be an additional viewing at 10:30 a.m at the Stake Center. Interment will be at the Highland City Cemetery.In lieu of ?owers, the family suggests contributions be made to the "Dr. A. Dean Byrd Scholarship Fund" at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health to the attention of Dr. Stephen Alder, 375 Chipeta Way, Suite A, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.