CASA GRANDE — Hazel Marie (Filson) Byers, 102, died on Jan. 4, 2020.
Mrs. Byers was born on Dec. 12, 1917, the only child of Zella and Frank Smith. Her father died in 1926 when she was 9. She spent all of her school years in Illinois and graduated from high school in Roodhouse, Illinois. She married Lloyd W. Filson and had a son. During the next nine years she moved to Detroit, then back to Illinois, then to Gary, Indiana.
After her son joined the Navy, she and her husband moved to California and lived in Sacramento, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa. Her husband died in 1988, and in 1991 she married Ross Byers. He died in 1993. She loved to dance and was very active at Dorothy Powell Adult Center. She rarely missed the Tuesday night dance.
Survivors include a son, Richard Filson, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Trinity Southern Baptist Church.
Angels in Waiting Cremation & Burial in charge of arrangements.