Dr. Donavon Ward Byer
April 4th, 1923 February 23rd, 2013
Resident of Monterey California
Donavon is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, and best friend, Mary, daughters Patricia (Chris), Karen, and Laura (Mark), brothers Dr. Norman Byer, Curtis Byer and sister Marilyn Smith. Beloved Grandfather to Mary, Rachel, Daniel and Grant, and Great Grandfather of Paul, Joshua, Sarah and Stella and a devoted circle of family and friends.
Born in Abilene, Kansas, and raised there and in Upland, California, he served his country in the Army as a medical corpsman in France during WWII
. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the UC San Francisco Medical School, he had a thriving OBGYN practice at the Riverside Medical Clinic for many years. A devoted Missouri Synod Lutheran, he faithfully served his gracious and merciful Lord and Savior in many ways, large and small, with gratitude and thanksgiving.