Robert (Bob) Byers

03/20/2014 - 08/06/2014 Obituary
Robert (Bob) Byers Obituary
Robert Gene Byers, 82, of Bakersfield, CA, took his own life on August 6, 2014. Bob is survived by his daughter, Susan Byers-Barnes, his granddaughter, Noelle Byers-Frontz, nephew Rick Byers, step-children Ken Ridgeway, Kim Stricklin and family, his two beloved dogs, plus many friends and neighbors.
Bob married violinist Barbara Jean Sawyer-Byers and had three children; Danny, David, and Susan. Bob and Barbara met at Hart Park where they both worked as teenagers. They had 45 devoted years together until she passed. He worked for Standard Oil Company, later serving 21 exemplary years in the CA Highway Patrol.
His passions included staying fit, drafting, investing in the stock market and buying the latest gadgets. As a child of the Great Depression, his values of hard work and prudence inspired all who knew him. He married Nancy Ridgeway-Byers for 9 happy years until she passed. Family tradition was his greatest joy. He will be dearly missed.
No formal service will be held.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2014
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