More detail on this person: Byerley, Byron Eugene "Mick" 76, passed away Sunday, November 10,
2013 from lung cancer. Mick was born and raised on a farm in Centerville, K.S., graduated from
Kansas State with a BA in Engineering and a Master's Degree from the University of Kansas. He was a
helicopter pilot in Vietnam and Korea, and retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Lt.
Colonel in 1985. He received five Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, the Legion of Merit, the
Distinguished Flying Cross and many other air medals. He was the Deputy City Engineer for the City
of Mesa from 1986 to 1998. He enjoyed golf, travel, camping, wood working, horseback riding, and
flying. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, step-children, grandchildren, sister and father.
A memorial service will be held at Red Mountain United Methodist Church at 10 am on Friday,
November 15, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity , a Veteran's
charity or Banner Hospice.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 12, 2013
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