Norma Jean Byer
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Norma Jean Byer passed away, October 27, 2012, in Reno, Nevada. She was 83-years-old. Norma was born on June 18, 1929.
Norma was preceeded in death by husband Ellis Byer, also of Reno. They met at an ice skating rink in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was later the President and Chairman of Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc in Albany, Oregon. They held hands in marriage for 50 years. They moved from Oregon to Reno in 1991.
She was also preceeded in death by her son, Gary Byer of South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Norma was active in the Oregon and Nevada Republican Party, Reno South Rotary, activities at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Reno Chamber Orchestra. She loved ballroom dancing, travel, gardening, cooking, entertaining and events at Pioneer Hall, in Reno. She was a "soccer mom" before the term was coined.
Norma is survived by daughter Beverly Kasavan Byer of Reno; daughter-in-law Cathy Byer of Reno, NV; grandchildren Brenna Byer of South Lake Tahoe, CA, Ian Ellis Byer of South Lake Tahoe, CA, David Kasavan of Montery County, CA; and Danny & Marcy Brouwer; and great-grandchildren Kole and Winter Brouwer.
Services will be held at noon on November 3, 2012 at Walton's Sierra Chapel 875 W. Second St., Reno.
Please leave the family a message in the Book of Memories at www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on October 31, 2012