Dr. Byron Clark Groseclose Jr.|
Nov, 21, 1957-Nov. 4, 2012
Resident of Brentwood
Dr. Byron Clark Groseclose, Jr. passed from this life Nov. 4, 2012 surrounded by family and friends. Byron was an extraordinary father, son, husband, brother and friend. He has been a beacon of strength as he fought so courageously against many illnesses. He never lost hope and kept his sense of humor through his many trials.
Byron graduated from Liberty High School in Brentwood and attended Los Medanos College where he graduated with honors. Byron also served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Munich, Germany. After returning from his mission, Byron attended Brigham Young University where he majored in Zoology. Byron then attended the University of Southern California earning a degree in Dentistry.
Byron's little family moved north to start a dental practice, Lone Tree Dental. He practiced for 20 years until retiring due to declining health. After retiring, Byron returned to school to earn a teaching credential and went on to teach Earth Science and Biology at Liberty High School.
Byron will be remembered for his quick wit and love of music and movies. He loved to travel, especially cruising with friends. He loved spending time with his family and treasured watching his children grow and mature.
Byron will be greatly missed by his wife of 30 years, Jeni and his five children, Rachel, Mitchell, Lauren (Skyler Evans) Jeffrey and Byron Scott. He is also the very proud "Papa" of two grandchildren, Carter and Ellie. He is also survived by his parents Clark and Wanda Groseclose, sister Kim Alexander, and brothers, Eric and Glenn Groseclose, all of Brentwood. In addition, he will be missed by his large extended family and numerous friends.
Byron was an inspiration to all who knew him. Our family extends our gratitude for the outpouring of love we have felt. We are comforted by our faith and the knowledge that families are forever.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Brentwood chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1101 McClarren Road, Brentwood. Viewing at 10:00 am, Funeral at 11:00 am.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Nov. 7, 2012