Don Byers

Don Byers

With family members at his bedside, Don Byers passed away peacefully, Friday Oct. 10, 2014 at the age of 81 years old.

A celebration of life will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral home on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00pm. A reception will follow in the Mountainside room at Bowers, giving the family and friends an opportunity to continue sharing memories.

Cremation with interment to follow later in the grave of his wife Dorothy Byers and his grand-daughter Angela Byers at Mt.Ida Cemetery.

Don was born on December 5, 1932 in Salmon Arm. Don met the love of his life Dorothy (Dot) Hansen and they were married May 18, 1957. They remained happily married until Dorothy sadly passed away October 26, 2010. They had three sons together: Allen born in 1958, Ken born in 1960 and Tom born in 1964.

Fresh out of school, Don started working for the District of Salmon Arm and after a few years of many different positions, he settled into driving truck until he retired at the age of 60.

Don spent numerous hours tending to his amazing yard and was well known for his green thumb and beautiful gardens that he gladly shared with anyone.

Don leaves behind his loving family of three sons, Ken, Al, Tom (Cindy), two beautiful grand-daughters Sarah and Samantha, brother Ted (and Marlene) of Salmon Arm, and sister Thora Evans of Kansas City, MS, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Haney House, Salmon Arm in which Don was an active member in his earlier years and had a passion of knowing, learning, teaching and sharing history of the Salmon Arm area.

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Funeral arrangements in care of Bower’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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