Thursday, May 16, 2013

Byron Max Sayer Passes Away May 10, 2013

Byron Max Sayer March 22, 1945 to May 10 2013 passes away in Safford/Thatcher, Arizona.  Condolences to the Sayer and Lanier and families. Funeral services for Byron Max Sayer will be at 11 am at the Leslie LDS Church on Saturday, May 18, 2013. There will be a viewing on Friday night from 7 to 9 pm. The family viewing will be an hour before services.

McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel,
Safford, Arizona

Byron Max Sayer
March 22, 1945 - May 10, 2013

Byron Max Sayer, 68, of Thatcher, AZ formerly of Leslie, Idaho, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center. 

Byron was born on March 22, 1945, in Arco, Idaho, to Max W. Sayer and Thelma Lorensen Christensen Sayer. He grew up on the family farm in Leslie and attended school in the Lost River Area. He attended Ricks College, served a mission in the North California Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Married Mary Budge on December 28, 1966 in the Logan Utah Temple. He worked as a parts manager for the John Deere Implement Dealer in Mountain Home, Idaho for several years. Moved back to Leslie to operate the family farm in 1976, he owned and operated the farm until 2008. 

While he ran the farm he also operated three postal routes for the U.S. Post Service, for 34 years as a private contractor. Mary died on January 9, 2006. He married Enola McDougal on June 9, 2006 in Arco, Idaho. Moved to Thatcher, AZ in 2009. In Arizona he went to work for McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel, working with family doing cemetery work. 

He is survived by hie wife Enola Sayer of Thatcher; mother, Thelma Sayer of Idaho Falls, ID; daughter, Marianne (Paul) Lanier of Leslie, ID; sons, Blaine Max Sayer of Idaho Falls, Aaron B. (Kiristy) Sayer of Bowling Green, OH, Jeremy Byron (Heather) Sayer of Mountain Home, ID, and Joshua c. (Christina) Sayer of Rigby, ID; Step-children, Chylae (Jay) Dexter of Mesa, AZ, Daniel (Patti) McDougal of Pima, AZ, Jason (Jennifer) McDougal of Safford, AZ, Aaron (Rachel) McDougal of Moore, ID, Jay McDougal of Charles Town, WV, Candee (Weston) Flamm of Caldwell, ID, and Joni McDougal of Garland, UT; siblings, Loren Sayer of Leslie, ID, Roger Sayer of Salt Lake City, UT, Marcia Sayer of Virginia, Dan Sayer of Mackay, ID, and Rex Sayer of Boise, ID. 

Viewing will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel in Safford. 

Services in Idaho are PENDING for Friday, May 17, 2103 7-9 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home in Arco, Idaho and Funeral Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Leslie LDS Church. 

Interment will be in the Mackay, Idaho Mt. McCaleb Cemetery. 

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