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Vera Irene Barker Byers
© Cheyenne Star
02 Dec 2004
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Vera Irene Barker Byers was born August 22, 1907 in Colfax, Iowa to Richard Sherman and Mary Ann Barker.

In 1908, Vera's family moved to Rankin, Oklahoma where Vera grew up and married Alvin Byers in 1930.

They farmed and worked in Oklahoma until 1950 when they moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico where Alvin worked construction on the facility for the Atomic Energy Commission. In 1955 they moved to Truxton, Arizona where they leased a gas station on Route 66.

Vera and Alvin lived most of the rest of their lives in Truxton.

Alvin passed away May 22, 1999. They had just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in January.

After Alvin's passing, Vera remained living with her daughter-in-law, Mildred Barker at the Frontier Cafe and Motel in Truxton, Arizona until Vera's passing on November 10, 2004.

Vera was preceded in death by her only child, Raymond Barker, who succumbed to cancer in 1990; a great granddaughter, Rhonda Esquerra in 2003; and four brothers and sisters.

Vera is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mildred Barker of Truxton, Arizona; her granddaughter, Sue Harger; two great grandsons, Levi and Kyle Esquerra; her great-great-granddaughter, Nellie Eaquerra; two great-great-grandsons, Raymond Esquerra and Kyle D. Fox, all of the Kingman area; one brother, Arthur T. "Chick" Barker, age 94, Sayre, Oklahoma; and one sister, Ruth L. Hughes, age 84, of Reydon, Oklahoma; and many nieces, nephews and friends from all over the country who loved her dearly.

Burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Kingman, Arizona.

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