Beverly Byers Mayer, 80, former longtime Lewisburg resident, died June 23, 2012, of natural causes in Columbus, Ga.
Bev was born June 21, 1932, in Denver, Colo. and attended Colorado University where she met and married her husband of the past 59 years, Rudolph E Mayer. Bev was a strong supporter and organizer of the Red Cross Swimming Program at the Marshall County Recreation Center in the 1960s. She was an avid bridge player throughout her life. She was a cancer survivor and advocate of women's cancer research.
Bev was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori.
She is survived by her husband, Rudi Mayer; sons, Rudolph H. (Debra) Mayer of Natchitoches, La. and Brett R. (Lisa) Mayer of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandsons, Chad Mayer and Bradley Mayer; and sister, Beryl (Erik) Dithmer of New York, N.Y.
Memorial gifts can be made to Breast Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society.