Betty Jean Byer, 95, died Friday, October 18, 2019 at The Ranch House in Garden City. She was born February 15, 1924 in Lewis, Kansas the daughter of Harold & Syvilla Ann (Strawn) Black.
Betty grew up and attended schools in Cimarron, Kansas. On July 19, 1941, she married Harold “Bud” Byer, Jr. in Cimarron. They lived Southwest of Ingalls, until 1987 when they moved to Garden City. They have lived in Garden City since. A homemaker and farm wife, Betty enjoyed crocheting, gardening, sewing, arranging flowers, and she especially loved to spend time with her family.
Survivors include four daughters Barbara Jean Adams of Garden City, Yvonne Annette Yost of Hays, Kansas, Debra Jane Atkinson of Garden City, & Cynthia Diane Frazier of Centennial, Colorado; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Betty is preceded in death by her husband Bud who died on April 26, 2016. She is also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Judith Deanne Byer; and two brothers William Black and Robert Black.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Cimarron Cemetery in Cimarron, Kansas. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. to Noon Monday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to Meals On Wheels in care of the funeral home.