Mrs. Janice Lorraine Byers

September 7, 1944August 9, 2018
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Janice was born on September 7, 1944 in Granite, OK to parents Herman Leonard and Bessie Venus (Lively) Houck and entered into eternal rest on August 9, 2018 at the age of 73. She graduated from Mangum High School in Mangum, OK in 1962. Janice married the love of her life, Jimmie Byers, on September 21, 1972. She worked many years for Mary Kay, retiring in 2008. Janice collected Barbie Dolls and loved spending time with her family. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Janice will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents and husband Jimmie Byers.

She is survived by her son Chris Buchanan and wife Sue of Seagoville, daughter Terri Tate of Kaufman, step-son David Byers and wife Danette of Stockton, CA, step-son Ricky Byers of Stockton, CA, grandchildren; Holly Mohler, Samantha Phillips and Michael Dabney Jr., great-grandchildren; Blake Mohler, Tatum Phillips, Emmalee Phillips and Graycie Phillips, brother Gary Houck and wife Loufine of Mangum, OK, brother Marion Houck of Mangum, OK, sister LaWana Weaver and husband Dale of Smithville, TX, other loving family members and many lifelong friends.


  • Herman Leonard and Bessie Venus (Lively) Houck, Parents
  • Jimmie Byers, Husband
  • Chris Buchanan and Sue, Son and Wife
  • Terri Tate, Daughter
  • David Byers and Danette, Step-son and Wife
  • Ricky Byers, Step-son
  • Holly Mohler, Granddaughter
  • Samantha Phillips, Granddaughter
  • Michael Dabney Jr., Grandson
  • Blake Mohler, Great-grandson
  • Tatum Phillips, Great-grandson
  • Emmalee Phillips, Great-granddaughter
  • Graycie Phillips, Great-granddaughter
  • Gary Houck and Loufine, Brother and Wife
  • Marion Houck, Brother
  • LaWana Weaver and Dale, Sister and Husband
  • Janice also leaves behind other loving family members and many lifelong friends.

  • Michael Dabney Jr. , Pallbearer
  • Coty Phillips, Pallbearer
  • George Pounds, Pallbearer
  • Shawn Pounds, Pallbearer
  • Gary Houck, Pallbearer
  • Sherman Houck, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 13, 2018

Mrs. Janice Lorraine Byers

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Kim Silman

August 12, 2018

I have so many fond memories of Aunt Jan. We had a lot of fun times together and she always made me feel loved. I loved her dearly. I will miss her kind heart, generous nature, and bubbly personality, but I am so thankful knowing that she is safe and will have no suffering. Rest in peace, my dear Aunt Jan.

Keith Nelson

August 11, 2018

Aunt Jan, I will miss you dearly. You were always there for me and You and Uncle Jim even opening up your home to me when I was getting my start in Dallas. I will forever be grateful to you and I love and miss you. BUY AUNT JAN!!!!


Gayle Lanford, Snipes

August 10, 2018

Janice used to babysit me. She would put on the record player and teach me to dance. We would play board games, and play beauty shop. She was very special and I thought she was beautiful. Wish I could have played basketball just like her. She became an awesome role model for me. She was always kind and friendly to everyone she met. God bless Janice.

Kay Gelnar (Wright)

August 10, 2018

Jan and I attended school together in Mangum and graduated in 1962. We became very good friends in junior high and I hung out at her house a lot because her family was so kind and welcoming so Jan came by that naturally. We lost track of each other after school but I have always remembered our friendship with fondness. She was a lovely and talented person with a great heart. My condolences to her family.

Kay (Wright) Gelnar