Byers, Della May (Smith) (May 16, 1890 - May 29, 1977)

Services held in California for

former town resident

Douglas Budget - June 30, 1977

Former Douglas resident, Della May Byers, 87, died on May 29 in Anaheim, California.

Mrs. Byers was the daughter of Caroline and George w. Smith. She was born on May 16, 1890 in Defiance, Iowa. She married Harold G. Byers on January 1, 1906, and to this union were born Grace Johnson, of La Mesa, California, and the late Ruth Hardy, who lived in Douglas.

Her early married life was spent in North Dakota. In 1912 the family moved back to Iowa until 1936, when she and her husband moved to Denver. After her husband's death in 1964, Mrs. Byers moved to Douglas, moving to La Mesa in 1971 following the death of her daughter, Ruth.

Survivors are her daughter, Grace; sister Mrs. Florence Yeamen of Buena Park, Calif., three grandsons-Kent and Gary Johnson of the San Diego area and Hal Hardy of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Services were held in Buena Park, California, and interment made at Fairmont Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

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