Margaret Louise Beyers

Margaret Louise Beyers, 89, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2015, with her family by her side. She was born on October 16, 1925, to Oren E. Lambert and Elvena E. (Butcher) Lambert.

Her mother died in 1926 when Margaret was 14-months-old. Oren later married Elsa Spaulding who came into the family with her two daughters, Betty Babb and Peggy Schwingler. Margaret graduated from Spangle High School. She and Bill Byers were married on October 23, 1944. They lived in the Spokane area where their three children were born. In 1951, they moved their family to a cattle ranch near Chesaw, Washington. They worked tirelessly on the ranch raising wheat and cattle until they retired and returned to Spokane in 2000. Bill passed away in 2009. Margaret continued to live by herself up to the end, vowing not to be a burden to anyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 64 years, and her sisters. She is survived by her children, Sally (DuWayne) Billigmeier of Thornton, Wash; Janet (Gary) Bainter of Walla Walla, Wash. and Jay (Rena) Byers of Moses Lake, Wash.; her grandchildren, Todd (Shannon) Billigmeier, Travis (Shannon) Billigmeier, and Tiffany Billigmeier; Eden and Tai Bainter; and Dawn (Doug) Heckathorn; Craig (Jennifer) Byers, and Kari Byers; and ten great grandchildren. At her request, there will be no service. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane or to a charity of your choice.

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