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 Lawrence LaVerne “Larry” Byrum

Lawrence LaVerne “Larry” Byrum

Blakesburg, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Death 16 Jan 2005 (aged 82)
Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Burial Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Plot Glass Front Niche, Lot D, Space 11
Memorial ID 31487167 · View Source
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Lawrence LaVerne Byram, son of, Charles Benjemmon and Clara Edna (Lathrop) Byrum.

Lawrence LaVerne Byrum siblings are:

Infant Byrum b. 1912
Fay Elvira Byrum b. 1913
Grace Ellen Byrum b. 1915
Owen Harrison Byrum b. 1916
Charles Clifford Lewis Byrum b. 1920
Charles Eugene Byrum b. 1930

He entered the service of Army Air Force on February 03, 1943 during World War II in Tacoma, Washington. Took his basic training at Fresno, California. His training was at a Sheet Metal School Area Techinical Institute, on San Fernando road by Glendale, California.

He was in charge of a group of Airman and they left for Fairchild Air Force Base. They left there for Pendleton, Oregon left Pendleton, Oregon by troup train for Camp Kilmore, New Jersey. Flew to New York and left New York for over seas on October 8th, 1943 and returned on October 10th, 1945.

Arrived March 1944 to Christchurch, England. Landed in France Omaha Beach July 1, 1944.Left Christchurch on June 28, 1942. Arrived at first base A8 July 2, 1944 in Pont Labe. Left A8 September 1, 1944 and arrived at A37 La Chapelle St. Remz on September 14, 1944. Arrived A64 on September 14, 1944 St. Ditzier. Left A64 on Febuary 19, 1945.Arrived 1/32 Asch, Belgium on February 10, 1945. Left 1/32 April 24, 1945. Arrived R6 Kitzingen, Germany on April 24, 1945. Left R6 on May 10, 1945.

Arrived R11 Eschweze, Germany on May 24, 1945. Left R11 on July 6, 1945.Arrived at A81 Creil, Framce July 6, 1945. Left A81 on August 11, 1945. Arrived at Camp New York on August 11, 1945 Suippes, France. Left Camp New York on September 16, 1945. Arrived in St. Victoret September 19th, 1945 Marseilles. Left St. Victoret October 1, 1945 on SS Ship Santa Rose. Arrived at Camp Shanks, New York on October 10, 1945. Was discharged on October 20, 1945 at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Statewide Service eight months and 15 days. Foreign service two years and three days. Discharged on October 20th, 1945 894th Air Eng. Sq. Arrived R68 Straubing, Germany on May 10, 1945.

Lawrence LaVerne Byrum married 1st wife, Betty Jane Lund on October 23, 1945 in Seattle, Washington.

Lawrence LaVerne Byrum and Betty Jane Lund had three daughters.

Lawrence LaVerne Byrum married 2ndwife, Dorothy Bunten October 6, 1956.

Lawrence LaVerne Byrum married 3rd wife, Mrs. Marie Seville on June 23, 1982.

Lawrence LaVerne Byrum died at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston Idaho, on January 16, 2005 at 7:14 p.m. Arrangements are being made at Mt. View Funeral Home in Lewiston, Idaho. His urn is being placed in the Crestview Mausoleum at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. Cause of death was acute pulmonary disease. At his request no services will be held.

Lawrence LaVerne Byrum was born February 24, 1922 in Blakesburg, Iowa. He was the fifth child of Charles Benjemmon and Clara Edna (Lathrop) Byrum of Blakesburg, Iowa. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, infant Byrum, Fay Elvira Byrum, Grace Ellen Byrm, Charles Clifford Lewis Byrum (Alias Ralph Henderson), Charles Eugene Byrum and his stepson Robert Royal Seville.

He was born and raised in Iowa until he was 20 years old. Lawrence Byrum and a couple of his friends received job offers at the Bremerton Shipyards and traveled by train from Iowa to Washington. He worked in the shipyards as a sheet metal mechanic and was drafted into the Army Air Coprs, where he served as a Corporal in the 89th Air Engineer Squadron from February 3, 1943 and was discharged October 29, 1945. He fought in battles in Normandy, Rhineland and Central Europe. While in the service he learned fluent French.

He met Betty Jane Lund while working at the Bremerton Shipyards and married her October 23, 1945 in Seattle, Washington.

He later served in Korea as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force of the United States Reserve from April 21, 1951 and was honorably discharged on May 8, 1953. He received the European African Middle East Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

In 1956 he married Dorothy Bunten and was a stepfather to two stepchildren.

He later met Marie Seville at the VFW auxiliary where they enjoyed dancing before retiring. He married her on June 23, 1982 in Seattle, Washington.

He resided most of his life in Seattle, WA. and worked for Boeing as a sheet meal operator and then later for Wycoff Co., in Seattle, Wa. as a hook tender and crane operator. He retired from Wycoof Co., after 34 yrs. of service.

Mr. Byrum and Marie Seville Byrum enjoyed spending most of their time traveling through the United States with their travel trailer. They later moved to Wickenburg, Arizona and enjoyed living in the hot and sunny weather. Although they loved being in Arizona, they decided to move to Lewiston, Idaho to be closer to family members because of health concerns.

For many years Mr. Byrum enjoyed fishing, camping, photographing, and wood working in his spare time. Survied by his wife, Marie Seville Byrum, three daughters, Sharon Louise Byrum Davis, Kent, Washington, Yvette Elaine Byrum Aune, Bozeman, Montana, Michle Renee Byrum Ball, Irrigon Oregon, three step children, Roselee Ann Danville, Florida, Marlene Grosse, Seattle, Washington, Don Bunton, Seattle, Washington, daughter-in-law, Barbara Seville, Orofino, Idaho, and niece and her husband, Mary and Leonard Steinbrink Albany, Oregon. Mr. Byrum has numerous nieces and nephews, 7 granchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 16 step grandchildren, and 19 step great-grandchildren. Any donations in his name should be sent to the America Heart Association. Lawrence LaVerne Byrum was cremated at Mt. View Cemetery and is located in a niche there.

Family Information contributed by family member:

Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune

Family Photos contributed by family member:

Michele R. (Byrum) Ball

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence LaVerne “Larry” Byrum (24 Feb 1922–16 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31487167, citing Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Yvette Aune (contributor 47044096) .