On November 15 2021, Dorothy L. Byron passed away peacefully at her home. Dorothy was born to her parents of Mr. and Mrs. Goff of Seattle Washington.
After attending several private schools, Dorothy enrolled in college and graduated with a degree in Business Management. She moved to California and began a career with Western Airlines as a flight attendant in 1946. Her career as a flight attendant also led to a part-time career as a fashion model.
In 1952, Dorothy was introduced to Air Force pilot, Lucien Byron Jr. (who had returned from the Korean War) by another flight attendant in Seattle. A romance began due to a mutual love of flying and aircraft. Marriage followed, and Lucien returned to Sewart AFB Tennessee where his squadron had been stationed prior to the Korean War.
Dorothy and Lucien had two sons, Bradley and Bruce and they began a life as a military family that took them to 5 different states, and 3 years in Germany. As with all wives in military families, Dorothy played a major part in keeping everything together with all the moving and demands of military life. Dorothy ran the house while Lucien served 2 tours of duty during the Vietnam War.
After Lucien retired from the Air Force, Dorothy began a career as a floral designer which she excelled at so well that she started a second career as a wedding planner. When time allowed, Dorothy was a volunteer nurse at the Eglin Hospital for many years.
Their son Bradley survives Dorothy, Lucien, and Bruce.
A graveside service will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
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