Martin L. Byers, 78, of Thayne, Wyoming, passed away surrounded by his family on July 31, 2019. Martin was born in Allentown, Pennslyvania, to Bertha and Martin Wieser. Upon their death, Martin was adopted by Joseph and Marion Byers.
Martin is survived by his wife, Gloria, of 40 years, sons, Martin R. (Diane) Byers, J. Thomas (Michelle) Byers, Keith (Michelle) Baumgard and daughters Kristi (Gordon) Goad, Kerri Snow, Judi Eppihimer and Jodi (Douglas) Hetrick, brothers James Wieser, Robert (Phyllis) Wieser, and sister Shirley (Jack) Kesting, Martin had 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Donald Wieser and Ronald Wieser.
Martin loved to hunt, fish and just spend time in the mountains. With his passion for hunting, he became a certified hunter safety instructor where he taught for many years. He also enjoyed watching football, where his favorite team was the Denver Broncos. Martin started his career working for the Wyoming Highway Department. He also worked as a mechanic, heavy equipment operator and blasting specialist in the coal and talc mines in Wyoming and Montana. Upon retiring in 2003, Martin enjoyed being in the outdoors and spending time with his family.
To carry out Martin’s wishes, there will be a private Celebration of Life ceremony for the family at a later date. Martin was a loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew him.