A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery for Patricia Ray McMullen Byers, 76 of Biggs. She passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Biggs.
She was born June 30, 1941 in French Camp, California, one of five children born to William and Annie McMullen. Pat was a longtime area resident who was very patriotic and community oriented. She, along with her husband Al were entrepreneurs, having owned and operated many different businesses together in Clearlake, Clipper Mills and locally the Ice Burgie in Biggs; Knox Auto Repair and The Byers Auction in Gridley. She was a very devoted mother, grandma and was nurturing to many in the community and to her beloved dogs Coco and Midget. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary having served ten consecutive years as President, she also served as the District Senior Vice President. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and was a member of the LDS Church, Gridley First Ward.
She was preceded in death by her husband Al Byers, two sisters Joyce Evans and Carol Bond Stimpson.
She is survived by three sons: Robert Byers, of Fort Bragg, California, Allen (Ethel) Byers, of Biggs, California, Daniel (Shellie) Byers, of Rapid City, South Dakota; two daughters: Lynne (Brad) Spencer, of Gridley, California, Barbara (Robert) Escovedo, of Yuba City, California; one brother, James (Margaret) McMullen, of Antioch, New York; one sister, Billie Jean (Chris) Hansford, of Alberton, Georgia; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and best friend Judy Scott, of Gridley, California.
The family suggests contributions to the VFW Auxiliary. Arrangements entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.