|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1928|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 2013|
Eva Elaine Byers November 20, 1928 - September 19, 2013
Elaine Byers, a long time resident of Grand Junction, passed away today at her home with her family at her side.
She was the first-born to Elsie Ford Hocker and John Garrett Hocker on November 20, 1928 in Rifle, Colorado. The family moved to Fruitvale in March, 1936, and to Grand Junction in 1943. Elaine attended school in Fruitvale and graduated from Grand Junction High School.
She married Maynard G. Byers on October 13, 1946. Maynard worked for Public Service Co. for 41 years, retiring in 1988 (lived in Palisade 1954-1964). They were married for 56 years. The "Love of Elaine's Life" preceded her in death August 14, 2002.
Elaine had many interests, talents and projects throughout her life. She was an avid member of the Junior Women's Club for many years, which helped many elderly members of the community and others.
She loved to crochet, knit, sew, play Bridge, and especially loved to decorate her home for every holiday season, as well as traveling. She was a loving, gentle, soft-spoken lady and loved by her friends and family. She will be greatly missed.
Her first love was for her children, grandchildren, and great-grand children. Taking care and enjoying them took priority over working outside of her home. She was employed by Darnell Optical Co. for several years before her twins were born. They are: Terrie Joan (Byers) Kloberdanz (husband Sam Lee Kloberdanz) and Michael Glen Byers (wife Margaret Scheib Byers). All living in Grand Junction.
She has a mother, brother, and sister still living: Elsie Hocker Halvorson, Grand Junction, John G. Hocker, Grand Junction, and Shirley J. (Hocker) Hickman, of Pine Grove, CA. One sister, Mary Ellen Hocker, preceded her in death in 1944.
Elaine has three grandsons. Christian Kloberdanz (Allyson) of Sarasota, Florida; Michael Kyle Byers and Nicoholas Glen Byers, Grand Junction; three stepgrandsons: Robbie Anderson (Jennifer), Portland, OR, Craig Anderson (Hye Kyung), Las Vegas, NV, and Kenny Anderson (Shanin), Soap Lake, WA; great-granddaughter, Coral Belle Byers, Grand Junction; and great stepgrandchildren: Olly, Haeley, Atley and Bea Anderson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction. Burial to follow at the New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.
We request any contributions you would like to make in her honor be made to Colorado American Cancer Society, 2754 Compass Dr. #110,, Grand Junction, CO, 81506.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on September 24, 2013
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