Longtime OB resident Byrna Bicknell, 74, was huge music fan
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Byrna D. Bicknell, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Sept 3. She was born in Norton, Kansas and attended high school in Salina, Kansas. She participated in the school marching band and various other music-related pursuits. After living in several U.S. cities and abroad, she moved to San Diego and became a longtime resident of Ocean Beach. 

Byrna was a musician. Her favorite instrument was the alto saxophone and she was passionate about music and school music programs. She was an avid reader, teacher, business owner, world traveler and a think-er. She cared deeply about and studied political, economic and social systems. She was an optimist who believed that we all hold the ability to change the world for the positive.

Byrna was a much-beloved mother, friend, colleague, auntie and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Larry, Paul, Tony and Darci; four grandchildren; longtime business colleague Petie Paul; and life-long family friends George Murphy and Denise Leto. 

She is remembered and missed by numerous, loving friends. 

A memorial and celebration will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Masonic Hall at 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., the Nature Conservancy, Heifer International or to a local school music program.

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