Ronald Franklin Byers of Springfield, Ore., passed away Jan. 5, 2021, at the age of 96 of age-related causes. He was born in Franklin, Ore. on Feb. 4, 1924, to Seth and Gail Byers. Ron grew up in Wendling, Ore. with brother, Dean, and sister, Audrey.
He graduated high school just prior to WWII. Ron joined the Army Air Force, and when the war ended, he got a teaching degree and met and married Lorraine Burton on June 6, 1946 in Multnomah.
Ron is survived by his wife of 74 years . . .