Eleanor Byrns Toomey, of Dallas, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Nov. 23 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Eleanor was born on Nov. 17, 1930, in Jefferson to the late Clyde and Cora Byrns.
Devoted wife of 50 years to the late Lawrence Toomey, dear sister of Hazel Frederick, Judy Larson and the late Ruth Byrns.
Eleanor was the loving mother of William (Jamie), Edward, Sean (Kerry) Toomey and Suzanne (Patrick) Kostell.
She was the adored grandmother of David and Katie Kostell, Claire, Erin, Sean, Grace, Will, Sarah and Maggie Toomey.
Eleanor grew up on the family farm, graduated from Cooper High School in 1948, and moved to Chicago, where she began a career at the Harris Bank and married Lawrence Toomey in 1965. After she and Lawrence moved to Dallas and began a family, Eleanor became an active member of the PTA at Christ the King Catholic School, Cistercian Preparatory School, Ursuline Academy and Jesuit Dallas.
Eleanor loved traveling the world, learning to play golf and daily walks with her dog.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Eleanor will be held at Sparkman-Hillcrest, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, Texas, 75225 at 9 a.m. Jan. 18.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are appreciated.