Dorothy Byington

Dorothy V. Byington

Dorothy passed away peacefully on October 27, 2012 in Gardnerville, NV, 5 days shy of her 98th birthday. She was born in Los Angeles on November 1, 1914. Dorothy graduated from Reno High School in 1932 and attended the University of Reno.

In 1942, Dorothy married Harry Byington. They lived in Hayward, CA for 10 years before returning to Reno, NV in 1959. Harry passed away in 1989. Her only son, Bobby Byington, was born in 1950 and died in 1974.

From 1943-1945, Dorothy worked at Hamilton Field where her husband Harry was stationed in the Army Air Force as a B-25 bomber flight engineer.

Dorothy worked for 20 years as a medical assistant for Dr.'s McClane, Tappan and Guisto. She was president of the Nevada Medical Assistants Association.

She is survived by step-son Douglas Byington of Sparks, brother Bob Withrow of Sacramento, CA and numerous nephews and nieces.

Services will be held at the Walton Funeral Home, 875 West 2nd Street, Reno, NV, on November 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Funeral Home

Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Sierra Chapel
875 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89503

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, 2012