Byrna Claire (Watson) Kimberlin, 67, of Spring, Texas, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Woodlands Methodist Hospital in Woodlands, Texas. A memorial service will be held on December 6, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Klein United Methodist Church in Spring, Texas.
Byrna was born in Sheldon, Iowa, on December 21, 1951, the daughter of Herbert and Byrna Carolyn Watson. She was educated in Iowa schools in Sheldon, Sioux City, and Cedar Falls. She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1970 and from the University of Northern Iowa in 1974, obtaining a teaching degree. She initially taught high school English and Spanish, and later taught special education. She was employed by Iowa schools in Clearfield, Oelwein, Marshalltown, and Rockwell City, and worked for several years at the state hospital school in Glenwood, Iowa. She later taught special education at the Tohono O'odham Nation Indian reservation in Sells, Arizona, and did substitute teaching in Tucson and the Houston, Texas, area. She had recently obtained her license to sell real estate. She was a member of Klein United Methodist Church. She enjoyed ballet, theater, travel, watching CNN and visiting her grandchildren.
Byrna is survived by her son, Herbert Kimberlin, and his wife Sandra of Spring, Texas, and their two children, Ava and Kaia; her brothers, Bert (Linda) Watson of DeWitt, Iowa, and Brian Watson of Sugarland, Texas, and niece, Sarah Watson of Iowa City, Iowa. She also is survived by her stepmother, Marlene Watson, stepsisters Karen (Tad) Laurence, and Marilyn Best, stepbrother Randy (Mary) Best, and by several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.