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Theresa Byers Obituary

Theresa Z. Byers
Theresa Z. Byers

April 20, 1934 - November 16, 2017
Born in Asherton, Texas
Resided in Salinas, CA
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Theresa “Teri” Byers, 83, succumbed to complications from declining health on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Teri is survived by her two brothers, Mario and Ray, a sister Lily, sister-in-law Esther, her brother-in-law’s Stanley and Manual, her four sons, Tony, David, Michael and Chuck, her two daughter-in-law’s Terri and Frana, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Teri was preceded in death by her husband, Derral, her brother, Johnny, her sister Rosemary, her sister-in-law Mary and her niece Gina.

Teri was born in Asherton, Texas on April 20, 1934. She grew up in San Bernardino, California graduating from San Bernardino High School. After marrying Derral in 1954 they moved to Rockport, Indiana where they lived for 4 years. In 1959 they moved to Soledad, California where they lived for 25 years. In 1984 they moved to Salinas, California where she lived until her passing.

Teri was a lifelong Catholic and expressed her strength of faith through attendance and financial support of Soledad, Gonzales and Salinas Catholic churches.
Teri was primarily a house wife with a brief employee stint with the Soledad School District working in the office. She did volunteer to teach others sewing, quilting, etc.
Teri loved to sew for herself and others, quilt, cook and she loved to work in her garden with her many varieties of flowers.

Visitation will be held 4:00pm to 6:00p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017 with a rosary immediately following at 6:00 pm at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

A Mass will be held 10:00a.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22 Stone Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

Her burial will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA. 93901. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Salinas Elks Lodge immediately following her burial.




Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Sunday, November 26, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Sunday, November 26, 2017
6:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
22 Stone ST
Salinas, CA US 93901
Monday, November 27, 2017
10:00 AM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
768 Abbott
Salinas, CA US 93901
Monday, November 27, 2017