Obituary: Gordon Byers

Gordon Frederick Byers, 73, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014, at his home in Rangely, Colorado, surrounded by his family. Gordon was born on Aug. 12, 1940, in Fruita, Colorado, to Frederick and Minta White Byers.
Gordon married his sweetheart, Dena Marie Dotson, on Dec. 22, 1969, in Fort Collins, Colorado. He enjoyed flying, golfing and camping and he was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. He was also a member of the Masons.
Gordon is survived by: his wife, Dena Byers; children: Bryon (Bonnie) Byers, Bret (Ellen) Byers, Kathy (John) Brown, Cena (Todd) Carlson, Jill Redwine and Jeff Byers; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews along with many friends.
Gordon was preceded in death by: his son, Christopher Byers; his parents; his sister; three brothers; a nephew, Jimmy; and a niece, Sherry.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rangely Christian Church (501 Darius Ave. in Rangely). A viewing was held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita under the direction of the Ashley Valley Funeral Home.
Online condolences maybe shared at www.AshleyValley FuneralHome.com.